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A Y-chromosome analysis was performed to i determine paternal ancestry among the GCy community in the context of Southeast Europe and the Near East; and ii identify genetic similarities and differences between GCy and TCy in terms of paternal ancestry.

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Other common haplogroups were G2 This was done as we wanted to avoid the assumption that none of the haplotypes in the dataset have a recent origin outside Cyprus. Stata Statistical Software: Release The aim of the research was to determine paternal ancestry among the Greek Cypriot community in the context of the central and eastern Mediterranean and the near East, and to identify genetic similarities and differences between Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots. The procedure for assigning new haplogroups and the predicted pre-Ottoman Y-haplogroup composition of Cypriots can be found in S8 Table. Our haplotype-based analysis has revealed that GCy and TCy patrilineages derive primarily from a single gene pool and show very close genetic affinity low genetic differentiation to Calabrian Italian and Lebanese patrilineages. Due to the fact that a key study containing Turkish and Kurdish samples from Central Anatolia[ 29 ] did not provide specific subclades for haplogroup E1b1b, a validated haplogroup prediction tool was used for determining those[ 16 , 17 ]. Allele designation was in accordance with the bins and allelic ladder panels provided within the kit macro. The number and percentage of individuals carrying GCy and TCy haplotypes in the populations from the marker Y-STR haplotype database were calculated using Arlequin v3. This kit allows for simultaneous analysis of 23 loci on the Y-chromosome.

Despite historical records on the origins of GCy and TCy, the genetic ancestry of the two communities has not as yet been systematically compared. Differences in social identity predicted negative attitudes toward Turkish immigrants.

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SNP genotyping was additionally used to determine specific subclades within major haplogroups. Noticeably, the GCy and TCy populations displayed generally low percentages of different haplotypes compared to other populations, while haplotype diversity values were all in the range of 0. The procedure for assigning new haplogroups and the predicted pre-Ottoman Y-haplogroup composition of Cypriots can be found in S8 Table. All studies reporting detailed Y-haplogroup data from populations surrounding Cyprus were considered[ 13 , 14 , 21 , 23 — 36 ] S5 Table , S1 Fig. Abstract Genetics can provide invaluable information on the ancestry of the current inhabitants of Cyprus. Figures Abstract Genetics can provide invaluable information on the ancestry of the current inhabitants of Cyprus. A Y-chromosome analysis was performed to i determine paternal ancestry among the GCy community in the context of Southeast Europe and the Near East; and ii identify genetic similarities and differences between GCy and TCy in terms of paternal ancestry. Materials and methods Sample collection and DNA extraction For the current study, unrelated no biological relationship GCy were selected from the general population. Overall, the Y-chromosome analysis performed, using both Y-STR haplotype and binary Y-haplogroup data puts Cypriot in the middle of a genetic continuum stretching from the Levant to Southeast Europe and reveals that despite some differences in haplotype sharing and haplogroup structure, Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots share primarily a common pre-Ottoman paternal ancestry. Allele designation was in accordance with the bins and allelic ladder panels provided within the kit macro. From the remaining 30 haplotypes, 27 were observed in 2 individuals, 2 in 4 individuals and 1 in 3 individuals. Database details can be found in S4 Table. The reason for focusing on the Eastern Eurasian haplogroups in our analysis is that Western Eurasian haplogroups, such as those mentioned above, were already present in Cyprus prior to the arrival of the Ottomans.

Generally, two different, but not mutually exclusive scenarios might hold. Share 0 Greek and Turkish Cypriots have more in common than meets the eye, as according to a new DNA study most of them come from a single paternal gene pool of local origin and have very close genetic affinity.

All studies reporting detailed Y-haplogroup data from populations surrounding Cyprus were considered[ 13142123 — 36 ] S5 TableS1 Fig. Only individuals whose paternal grandfather had confirmed GCy ancestry were included.

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Genetics can play a significant role in describing the ancestry of the current inhabitants of Cyprus. Data Availability: All relevant data are within the paper and its Supporting Information files. This database includes the aforementioned TCy sample[ 14 ], as well as a previously published sample of Greek Cypriots [ 12 ].

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Study finds Greek and Turkish Cypriots to be close genetically