Table 3

Mantel test to assess the correlation between genes and geography and/or language
Gene vs. Geography Gene vs. Language
Correlation coefficient p value Correlation coefficient p value
M1 0.272495 0.0023 0.124358 0.0399
M1a 0.248112 0.0224 0.13911 0.0257
M1b −0.114947 0.6141 −0.182012 0.6118
U6 0.316123 0.0576 0.244242 0.0721
M1-U6 0.10396 0.1916 0.135123 0.1002
M1/M1a
    Grouped:
(Abazas, Abkhaz, Cherkess, Kabardinian, Chechen, Georgia)
(Ethiopia,Somalia) (Greece, Crete, Cyprus) (Jordan, Lebanon, Israel) (Kuwait, Iraq)
(Morocco, Mauritania) (Saudi-Arabia, Yemen) (Senegal, Burkina-Fasso) (Spain, Portugal)
(Tunisia, Libya, Algeria)
    Excluded:
Karachays, Kumyks, Nogays, Ossetians, Kenya, Iran.
M1b
    Grouped:
(Guinea-Bissau, Senegal) (Italy, Spain) (Morocco, Mauritania, Algeria)
(Tunisia, Libya) (Jordan, Iraq, Israel)
U6
    Grouped:
(France, England, Netherlands) (Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, Nigeria)
(Jordan, Israel, Lebanon,Kuwait) (Morocco, Mauritania, Canarian Islands)
(Saudi-Arabia, Oman) (Spain, Portugal)
    Excluded:
Armenia, Ukraine, Cyprus, Iran.
M1-U6
    Grouped:
(Abazas, Abkhaz, Cherkess, Kabardinian, Chechen, Georgia)
(Greece, Crete, Cyprus) (France, England, Netherlands) (Ethiopia,Somalia) (Spain, Portugal)
(Kuwait, Iraq) (Lebanon, Israel) (Morocco, Mauritania, Canarian Islands)
(Senegal, Burkina-Fasso, Nigeria) (Russia, Ukraine) (Saudi-Arabia, Yemen, Oman)
    Excluded:
Karachays, Kumyks, Nogays, Ossetians, Kenya, Iran, Armenia.

The upper part of the table reports the numbers, and the lower shows the different grouping/exclusion due to sample size and/or incompatible language grouping.

Pennarun et al.

Pennarun et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012 12:234   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-234

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