Previous Publications


116. C. Batini, V. Coia, C. Battaggia, J. Rocha, M. M. Pilkington, G. Spedini, D. Comas, G. Destro-Bisol, F. Calafell (2007) Phylogeography of the human mitochondrial L1c haplogroup: genetic signatures of the prehistory of Central Africa. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 43:635-644.

117. M. Gardner, S. Williamson, F. Casals, E. Bosch, A. Navarro, F. Calafell, J. […]


106. S. Beleza, L. Gusmão, A. Lopes, C. Alves, I. Gomes, M. Giouzeli, F. Calafell, A. Carracedo, A. Amorim (2006) Micro-phylogeographic and demographic history of Portuguese male lineages. Annals of Human Genetics, 70: 181-194.

107. M. Sabater-Lleal, J. Manuel Soria, J. Bertranpetit, L. Almasy, J. Blangero, J. Fontcuberta, F. Calafell (2006) Human F7 sequence is […]


99. V. Coia, G. Destro-Bisol, F. Verginelli, I. Boschi, F. Cruciani, G. Spedini, V. Pascali, D. Comas, F. Calafell. (2005) mtDNA variation in North Cameroon: Lack of Asian lineages and implications for back migration from Asia to sub-Saharan Africa. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 128:678-681.

100. Lalueza-Fox C, Sampietro ML, Caramelli D, Puder Y, Lari […]


85. J. Bertranpetit, F. Calafell, D. Comas, A. González-Neira, A. Navarro. (2004) Structure of linkage disequilibrium in humans: genome factors and population stratification. Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology, 68:79-88.

86. M. Soldevila, A.M. Andrés, A. Blancher, F. Calafell, M. Ordóñez, M. Pumarola, B. Oliva, J. Aramburu, J. Bertranpetit (2004) Variation of the prion […]


69. A.M. Andrés, O. Lao, M. Soldevila, F. Calafell, J. Bertranpetit (2003). Dynamics of CAG repeat loci revealed by the analysis of their variability. Human Mutation, 221:61-70.

70. A. Andrés, M. Soldevila, N. Saitou, V. Volpini, F. Calafell, J. Bertranpetit. (2003) Understanding the dynamics of the SCA8 locus through a comparative approach. Neuroscience Letters, 336:143-146



64. E. Mateu, F. Calafell, M.D. Ramos, T. Casals, J. Bertranpetit. (2002) Can a place of origin of the main cystic fibrosis mutations be recognized? American Journal of Human Genetics, 70:257-264

65. E. Bosch, A.C. Lee, F. Calafell, E. Arroyo, P. Henneman, P. de Knijff, M.A. Jobling (2002) High resolution Y chromosome typing: 19 STRs […]


48. Calafell F., Grigoreko E.L., Chikanian A.A., Kidd K.K. (2001) Haplotype evolution and linkage disequilibrium: a simulation study. Human Heredity, 51:85-96

49. D. Comas, S. Plaza, F. Calafell, A. Sajantila, J. Bertranpetit (2001). Recent insertion of an Alu element within a polymorphic human-specific Alu insertion. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 18:85-88.

50. E. Mateu, […]


36. L. Simoni, F. Calafell, D. Pettener, J. Bertranpetit, G. Barbujani. (2000) Geographic patterns of mtDNA diversity in Europe. American Journal of Human Genetics, 66:262-278.

37. F. Calafell, A. Pérez-Lezaun, J. Bertranpetit. (2000) Genetic distances and microsatellite diversification in humans. Human Genetics, 106:133-134

38. L. Simoni, F. Calafell, D. Pettener, J. Bertranpetit, G. Barbujani. (2000) […]


32. Mateu E., Calafell F., Bonné-Tamir B., Kidd J.R., Casals T., Kidd K.K., Bertranpetit J. (1999) Allele frequencies in a worldwide survey of a CA repeat in the first intron of the CFTR gene. Human Heredity, 49:15-20

33. Calafell F., Shuster A., Speed W.C., Kidd J.R., Black F.L., Kidd K.K. (1999) Genealogy reconstruction from short […]


27. Comas D., Mateu E., Calafell F., Pérez-Lezaun A., Bosch E., Martínez-Arias R., Bertranpetit J. (1998) HLA class I and class II DNA typing and the origin of Basques. Tissue Antigens, 51:30-40

28. Calafell F., Shuster A., Speed W.C., Kidd J.R., Kidd K.K. (1998) Short tandem repeat polymorphism evolution in humans. European Journal of Human […]


16. Pérez-Lezaun, A., Calafell, F., Mateu, E., Comas, D., Ruíz-Pacheco, R. and Bertranpetit, J. (1997) Microsatellite variation and the differentiation of modern humans. Human Genetics 99:1-7.

17. Bosch, E., Calafell, F., Pérez-Lezaun, A., Comas, D., Mateu, E., and Bertranpetit, J. (1997) A population history of Northern Africa: evidence from classical genetic markers. Human Biology, 69:295-311.



7. Calafell, F., Underhill, P., Tolun, A., Angelicheva, D., and Kalaydjieva, L. (1996) From Asia to Europe: mitochondrial DNA sequence variability in Bulgarians and Turks. Annals of Human Genetics. 60:35-49.

8. Calafell, F., Bertranpetit, J., Rendine, S., Cappello, N., Mercier, P., Amoros, J.-P., and Piazza, A. (1996) Population history of Corsica: a linguistic and genetic […]


5. Bertranpetit, J., Sala, J., Calafell, F., Underhill, P., Moral, P., and Comas, D. (1995) Human mitochondrial DNA variation and the origin of the Basques. Annals of Human Genetics. 59:63-81.

6. Bertorelle, G., Bertranpetit, J., Calafell, F., Nasidze, I.S., and Barbujani, G. (1995) Do Basque- and Caucasian-speaking populations share non-Indoeuropean ancestors? European Journal of Human […]


3. Calafell, F. and Bertranpetit, J. (1994) Principal component analysis of gene frequencies and the origin of the Basques. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 93:201-215.

4. Calafell, F., and Bertranpetit, J. (1994) Mountains and genes: a population history of the Pyrenees. Human Biology. 66:823-842.


1. Calafell, F. and Hernández, M. (1993) A multivariate approach to matrimonial mobility in Catalonia. Human Biology. 65(5):731-742.

2. Calafell, F., and Bertranpetit, J. (1993) A simulation of the genetic history of the Iberian Peninsula. Current Anthropology. 34(5):735-745.