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Genomic signals of migration and continuity in Britain before the Anglo-Saxons. / Martiniano, Rui; Caffell, Anwen; Holst, Malin; Hunter-Mann, Kurt; Montgomery, Janet; Müldner, Gundula; McLaughlin, Russell L; Teasdale, Matthew David; van Rheenen, Wouter; Veldink, Jan H; van den Berg, Leonard H; Hardiman, Orla; Carroll, Maureen; Roskams, Steve; Oxley, John; Morgan, Colleen; Thomas, Mark G; Barnes, Ian; McDonnell, Christine; Collins, Matthew J; Bradley, Daniel G.

In: Nature Communications, Vol. 7, 10326, 19.01.2016.

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Martiniano, R, Caffell, A, Holst, M, Hunter-Mann, K, Montgomery, J, Müldner, G, McLaughlin, RL, Teasdale, MD, van Rheenen, W, Veldink, JH, van den Berg, LH, Hardiman, O, Carroll, M, Roskams, S, Oxley, J, Morgan, C, Thomas, MG, Barnes, I, McDonnell, C, Collins, MJ & Bradley, DG 2016, 'Genomic signals of migration and continuity in Britain before the Anglo-Saxons', Nature Communications, vol. 7, 10326. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms10326

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Martiniano, R., Caffell, A., Holst, M., Hunter-Mann, K., Montgomery, J., Müldner, G., ... Bradley, D. G. (2016). Genomic signals of migration and continuity in Britain before the Anglo-Saxons. Nature Communications, 7, [10326]. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms10326

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Martiniano R, Caffell A, Holst M, Hunter-Mann K, Montgomery J, Müldner G et al. Genomic signals of migration and continuity in Britain before the Anglo-Saxons. Nature Communications. 2016 Jan 19;7. 10326. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms10326

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Martiniano, Rui ; Caffell, Anwen ; Holst, Malin ; Hunter-Mann, Kurt ; Montgomery, Janet ; Müldner, Gundula ; McLaughlin, Russell L ; Teasdale, Matthew David ; van Rheenen, Wouter ; Veldink, Jan H ; van den Berg, Leonard H ; Hardiman, Orla ; Carroll, Maureen ; Roskams, Steve ; Oxley, John ; Morgan, Colleen ; Thomas, Mark G ; Barnes, Ian ; McDonnell, Christine ; Collins, Matthew J ; Bradley, Daniel G. / Genomic signals of migration and continuity in Britain before the Anglo-Saxons. In: Nature Communications. 2016 ; Vol. 7.

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