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FYROM Genetic Propaganda against Greek Nation – Part 2

Genetic Studies of Greeks

Modern studies have constructed Greek genetic trees revealing a strong degree of homogeneity between Greeks from different geographical locations. Median networks revealed that most of the Greek haplotypes are clustered to the five known haplogroups and that a number of haplotypes are shared among Greeks and other European and Near Eastern populations. Within the loci studied, the genetic composition of the Greeks indicates a significantly low level of heterogeneity compared with other European populations.[1][2] The levels of the R1a1 haplotype, associated by some with Slavic migrations, [3] have been found to be less than 12% (by way of comparison the relevant percentage for Syria is 10% and Poland 60%). [4]This confirms other studies that disprove the thesis that the Greeks have mingled substantially with Slavic people.[5][6] A 7%–22% contribution of Y chromosomes by Greeks to Southern Italy was estimated by admixture analysis in the same study.[5] Yet other studies point out the significant frequency drop of the R1a marker over the short geographic distance between Greece and its Slavic northern neighbours. [7]

Modern scholars and scientists have supported the notion that there is a racial connection to the ancient Greeks. Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza, Paolo Menozzi, and Alberto Piazza, have found evidence of a genetic connection between the ancient and modern Greeks. [8] Recent genetic analyses of Greek populations have provided evidence of statistically significant continuity between ancient and modern Greeks (low admixture attributed to genetic isolation due to physical barriers). [9][10][11][12]


  1. [1] “Genetic studies in 5 Greek population samples using 12 highly polymorphic DNA loci” (February 1999). Human Biology.
  2. [2] Kouvatsi, Anastasia (December 2001). “Mitochondrial DNA sequence variation in Greeks” ([dead link] – Scholar search). Human Biology Vol. 73 (No. 6.): pp. 855–869.. doi:10.1353/hub.2001.0085.
  3. [3] Pericic et al. (2005), “High-resolution phylogenetic analysis of southeastern Europe traces major episodes of paternal gene flow among Slavic populations“, Molecular Biology and Evolution 22(10): 1964–75, doi:10.1093/molbev/msi185, PMID 15944443, <http://mbe.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/22/10/1964>
  4. [4] Semino, et al. (2000). “The Genetic Legacy of Paleolithic Homo sapiens sapiens in Extant Europeans: A Y Chromosome Perspective“. Science 290: 1155–59. doi:10.1126/science.290.5494.1155. PMID 11073453.
  5. [5] Ornella Semino, Costas Triantaphylidis et.al, Origin, diffusion, and differentiation of y-chromosome haplogroups e and j: inferences on the neolithization of europe and later migratory events in the mediterranean area, American Journal of Human Genetics, 2004 May, 74, 5 p.p. 1023-34
  6. [6] Triantaphylidis interview commenting on study, Apogevmatini, Sunday 6 November 200
  7. [7] Siiri Rootsi et al., Phylogeography of Y-Chromosome Haplogroup I Reveals Distinct Domains of Prehistoric Gene Flow in Europe American Journal of Human Genetics, 75, p.p. 128–137, 2004
  8. [8] Cavalli-Sforza, L. L., P. Menozzi and A. Piazza. The History and Geography of Human Genes. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994.
  9. [9] M. Richards, V. Macaulay, E. Hickey, E. Vega, B. Sykes, et al. “Tracing European Founder Lineages in the Near Eastern mtDNA Pool.” The American Journal of Human Genetics, (2000), 67:1251-1276.
  10. [10] Di Giacomo et al., “Clinal Patterns of Human Y chromosomal Diversity in Continental Italy and Greece Are Dominated by Drift and Founder Effects.” Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. (2003), 28:387–395.
  11. [11] Semino et al., “Origin, Diffusion, and Differentiation of Y-Chromosome Haplogroups E and J: Inferences on the Neolithization of Europe and Later Migratory Events in the Mediterranean Area”, The American Journal of Human Genetics, (2004), 74:1023–1034.
  12. [12] Semino et al., Patterns of Gene Flow Inferred from Genetic Distances in the Mediterranean Region, Human Biology, (1999), 71:399-415.

Source: Modern Macedonian history

  1. FYROM Genetic Propaganda against Greek Nation – Part 1 (intro)
  2. FYROM Genetic Propaganda against Greek Nation – Part 2
  3. FYROM Genetic Propaganda against Greek Nation – Part 3
  4. FYROM Genetic Propaganda against Greek Nation – Part 4
  5. FYROM Genetic Propaganda against Greek Nation – Part 5 (Epilogue)
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