Whole genome sequencing of Turkish genomes reveals functional private alleles and impact of genetic interactions with Europe, Asia and Africa


Alkan C., Kavak P., Somel M., Gokcumen O., Ugurlu S., Saygi C., ...More

BMC GENOMICS, vol.15, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1471-2164-15-963
  • Journal Name: BMC GENOMICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus

Abstract

Background: Turkey is a crossroads of major population movements throughout history and has been a hotspot of cultural interactions. Several studies have investigated the complex population history of Turkey through a limited set of genetic markers. However, to date, there have been no studies to assess the genetic variation at the whole genome level using whole genome sequencing. Here, we present whole genome sequences of 16 Turkish individuals resequenced at high coverage (32 x -48x).