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Inferring paternal history of rural African-derived Brazilian populations from Y chromosomes

Quilombo remnants are relics of communities founded by runaway or abandoned African slaves, but often with subsequent extensive and complex admixture patterns with European and Native Americans. We combine a genetic study of Y-chromosome markers with anthropological surveys in order to obtain a portrait of quilombo structure and history in the region that has the largest number of quilombo remnants in the state of São Paulo.

2017-01-20T12:15:39+00:00 January 20th, 2017|