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Monday, June 15, 2009

Haplogroup J2, M172 in Antalya, Turkish Republic

Timur Serdar and Demircin Sema authored a recent study on the Y chromosomes of Antalya, which is located on the southern coast of Anatolia. Haplogroup J2 was most frequent in this study of 75 unrelated males found at a frequency of 26.6%. The J2 data was consistent with an earlier study by Cinnioglu et al which found 24% J2 in southern Anatolia. Haplogroup T (K* in the study) was next most frequent at 13.3% and this data differed from Cinnioglu's data which found only 3.3% Haplogroup K in southern Anatolia.

The first record of Antalya was as Attalia, a greek city founded approximately 150BC by Attalos II, King of Pergamon.