South Asia

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|

Mitochondrial and Y-chromosome diversity of the Tharus (Nepal): a reservoir of genetic variation

Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent represent an area considered as a source and a reservoir for human genetic diversity, with many markers taking root here, most of which are the ancestral state of eastern and western haplogroups, while others are local. Between these two regions, Terai (Nepal) is a pivotal passageway allowing, in different times, multiple population interactions, although b

2016-07-02T14:13:31+00:00 December 31st, 2009|

South Asia, the Andamanese, and the Genetic Evidence for an Early “Human Dispersal out of Africa”

The out-of-Africa model of anatomically modern human evolution posits an African origin 100,000– - 200,000 years ago, followed by subsequent dispersal(s) to Eurasia and other continents within the last 100,000 years (Stringer and Andrews 1988). Although alternative models have been proposed, the out-of-Africa scenario receives the most support both from archeological and genetic evidence (Lahr and Foley 1994). However, the route(s) followed by the African migrants remain poorly understood...

2016-06-09T19:26:56+00:00 December 31st, 2003|