The only bogus categories being created here to hide the truth is by Afroclowns like yourself. 4.4% African mtDNA is almost NONE EXISTING, dumbass. Northeast Africans have MORE Eurasian admixture then that, nearly 20%, guess that makes Northeast African NOT black, huh you Afrocentric idiot. </sarc><quoted text>
White people crerated the bogus Med category to hide the truth.
A white man wrote this here:
Sicilians have 4.4% African mtDNA (maternal). But there is a lot more total African heritage.
It is likely that African DNA flow came from slaves brought into Rome who were mostly men. Sicily and southern Italy may have been the slave drop of points, and therefore would have the highest number of slaves.
I havent seen this proved anywhere, but it seems the most likely hypothesis based on DNA studies.
Acta Haematol. 1978;60(6):350-7.ican mutation. PMID: 103355 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Immunogenetics. 2004 Jan;55(10):674-81. Epub 2003 Dec 2.
Gm and Km immunoglobulin allotypes in Sicily.
Cerutti N, Dugoujon JM, Guitard E, Rabino Massa E.
Department of Animal and Human Biology, University of Turin, Via Accademia Albertina 17, 10123, Turin, Italy.
Y'all try and disprove that. LMAO!
Sickle doesn't trace origins of ancestry. Its an adaptive autosomal marker and useless in tracing genetic origins given they show more eviromental then genetic origins.
"The main disadvantage of adaptive autosomal markers is that they cannot tell what fraction of a population came from which ancestry. That HbS is found in, say, 10 percent of some European populations does not mean that ten percent have sub-Saharan ancestry; it may simply be that many of those lacking the trait in the past died without progeny due to malaria. Though widely used in the early days of population genetics, autosomal markers thought to be adaptive are today largely avoided because of their unreliability."
Sicilians and other S. Euros do not have any more 'African admixture' then any other Europeans do and in both its minuscule at best to NONE existing that doesn't change the ancestral origins of the general demographics of the populations being as European as everyone else. Stupid idiot, European Mediterranean people have as little to NO black admixture as other Europeans, attai the clown. Their skin tone has nothing to do with any black admixture since they carry less then 3% of it to NONE and everything to do with the fact that Southern Europeans carry the same alleles as all other Europeans when it comes to their pigmentations. I suggest you read the following study that shows black admixture in European Mediterranean people is practically NONE existing as it is through out Europe, attai the blackboi.
"In the PCA plot of the old world dataset (Mediterranean countries and Ivory Coast), the 13 populations from around the Mediterranean are clustered together while the Ivory Coast is positioned further away (Figure 3b). This plot revealed a clear separation between the North Africans and South Europeans along both PC1 and PC2. The North African samples are slightly closer to the sub-Saharan sample than are the European samples in PC1. This may reflect a higher genetic affinity of sub-Saharan Africa with North Africa than with South Europe, due to a potentially higher gene flow from the south of the Sahara towards North Africa. Clustering by population groups along the first two PCs (37.88% of the original variation) was again significant (Table 2)." The Mediterranean Sea as a barrier to gene flow