Y CHROMOSOME HAPLOGROUP R1a1a7 (М458) OF MODERN BELARUSIANS AND MIGRATIONS OF SLAV’S PREDECESSORS ON BELARUS TERRITORY

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Abstract


Investigation of Y chromosome haplogroup R1a1a7 (М458) in ethnic Belarusians from six historic and ethnographic regions has shown that its frequency makes up 14% out of total Y chromosome gene pool diversity. Bearers of R1a1a7 (М458) are concentrated in Pripiat and Neman river basins which is in south and west of Belarus respectively. Expansion of R1a1a7 (М458) on the territory of present day Belarus was most probable associated with the distribution of agriculture in Eastern Europe. In addition, obtained data point to presence of later migration wave, Polab Slavs, for example, from Elba and Oder interfluves in Neman river basin at the border of I–II Millennia. 

About the authors

Elena I Kushnerevich

Institute of Genetics and Cytology of the NASB, Minsk, Republic of Belarus

Email: cytoplasmic@mail.ru

Larisa N Sivitskaya

Institute of Genetics and Cytology of the NASB, Minsk, Republic of Belarus

Email: cytoplasmic@mail.ru

Anna V Bogacheva

Centre of Forensic Expertise and Criminalistics, Minsk, Republic of Belarus

Email: expertiza@telegraf.by

Svetlana A Kotova

Centre of Forensic Expertise and Criminalistics, Minsk, Republic of Belarus

Email: expertiza@telegraf.by

Iosif S Tsybovsky

Centre of Forensic Expertise and Criminalistics, Minsk, Republic of Belarus

Email: expertiza@telegraf.by

Oleg G Davydenko

Institute of Genetics and Cytology of the NASB, Minsk, Republic of Belarus

Email: cytoplasmic@mail.ru

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