Haplotype XV of the Y-chromosome is the main haplotype in West-Europe

Biomed Pharmacother. 2005 Jun;59(5):269-72. doi: 10.1016/j.biopha.2004.08.023.


We have analyzed Y-chromosome variation in a large sample of males from Western Europe by surveying p49a,f TaqI polymorphisms. Haplotype XV (A3, Cl, D2, Fl, Il) is the main Y-chromosome haplotype in West Europe, with a Basque focus in Southwestern Europe. This study demonstrates that the geographic distribution of Y-chromosome variation for p49a,f TaqI haplotype XV reveals an important genetic identity for populations that live in the Occidental part of Europe.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Chromosomes, Human, Y / genetics*
  • DNA / analysis
  • Europe
  • Genetics, Population*
  • Haplotypes / genetics*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pedigree
  • Polymorphism, Genetic*


  • DNA