The Genetic Legacy of Zoroastrianism in Iran and India: Insights into Population Structure, Gene Flow, and Selection

Here we present novel genome-wide autosomal, Y-chromosome and mitochondrial data from Iranian and Indian Zoroastrians and neighbouring modern-day Indian and Iranian populations to conduct the first genome-wide genetic analysis in these groups.

2018-02-19T11:58:29+00:00 October 13th, 2017|

Y-STR Haplogroup Diversity in the Jat Population Reveals Several Different Ancient Origins

A sample of 302 Y-chromosome haplotypes of Jats in India and Pakistan was analyzed. The results showed that the sample population had several different lines of ancestry and emerged from at least nine different geographical regions of the world.

2017-09-21T11:33:32+00:00 September 21st, 2017|

Carriers of mitochondrial DNA macrohaplogroup R colonized Eurasia and Australasia from a southeast Asia core area

Coeval independently dispersals around 50 kya of the West Asia haplogroup U and the Wallacea haplogroup P, points to a halfway core area in southeast Asia as the most probable centre of expansion of macrohaplogroup R, what fits in the phylogeographic pattern of its ancestor, macrohaplogroup N, for which a northern route and a southeast Asian origin has been already proposed.

2017-05-27T08:22:26+00:00 May 27th, 2017|

A genetic chronology for the Indian Subcontinent points to heavily sex-biased dispersals

We have combined a detailed, high-resolution mitogenome analysis with summaries of autosomal data and Y-chromosome lineages to establish a settlement chronology for the Indian Subcontinent.

2017-03-28T13:26:54+00:00 March 28th, 2017|

Reconstructing the population history of the largest tribe of India: the Dravidian speaking Gond

To gain a more comprehensive view on ancient ancestry and genetic affinities of the Gond with the neighbouring populations speaking Indo-European, Dravidian and Austroasiatic languages, we have studied four geographically distinct groups of Gond using high-resolution data.

2017-02-10T15:59:42+00:00 February 10th, 2017|

Genetic portrait of Majhi tribe of Chhattisgarh, India based on 15 autosomal STRs and 23 Y-STRs

The aim of this study was to contribute new data on autosomal STR and Y-STR markers of the Majhi tribal community of Chhattisgarh, a state of central India. In order to improve available databases of forensic interest, we analyzed 15 autosomal STR markers in a population sample of 129 unrelated indigenous Majhi tribe and 23 Y-chromosomal STR markers in the 107 males of the sample.

2016-07-26T06:43:06+00:00 July 26th, 2016|

Phylogeny of Mitochondrial DNA Macrohaplogroup N in India, Based on Complete Sequencing: Implications for the Peopling of South Asia

To resolve the phylogeny of the autochthonous mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) haplogroups of India and determine the relationship between the Indian and western Eurasian mtDNA pools more precisely, a diverse subset of 75 macrohaplogroup N lineages was chosen for complete sequencing from a collection of >800 control-region sequences sampled across India.

2016-07-29T11:11:09+00:00 July 3rd, 2016|

Ladakh, India: the land of high passes and genetic heterogeneity reveals a confluence of migrations

Owing to its geographic location near the longitudinal center of Asia, Ladakh, the land of high passes, has witnessed numerous demographic movements during the past millenniums of occupation. In an effort to view Ladakh’s multicultural history from a paternal genetic perspective, we performed a high-resolution Y-chromosomal survey of Ladakh, within the context of Y haplogroup and haplotype distributions of 41 Asian reference populations.

2016-06-16T10:15:16+00:00 June 16th, 2016|