//DNA identification of a 10th century female skeleton from the Prague Castle belonging to a member of the Przemyslids Dynasty

DNA identification of a 10th century female skeleton from the Prague Castle belonging to a member of the Przemyslids Dynasty

DNA identification of a 10th century female skeleton from the Prague Castle belonging to a member of the Przemyslids Dynasty

Author(s): Votrubova, J., Saskova, L., Frolik, J. and Vanek, D.
Journal: Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series
Issue/Volume: in press
Page(s): in press
Year: 2017

Abstract:

The aim of this work is to present the results of DNA identification of a 10th century female skeleton from the Prague Castle that appears to belong to a member of the ruling Przemyslids Dynasty. The skeleton was buried next to the skeletal remains that can be assigned to Boleslav I (†972) or Boleslav II (†999). DNA analysis yielded partial autosomal (MiniFiler, Thermo Fisher Scientific, USA) and X-STR profiles (Argus X-12, Qiagen, Germany) and a mtDNA haplotype (HVR1 16018-16569, HVR2 001-576). DNA typing data did not match any results obtained from the Prague Castle burials. Therefore, we performed a comparison of the mtDNA haplotype with publicly available databases, as well as with mtDNA haplotypes of other European dynasties.


Source Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1875176817301592

Keywords

Peoples: Europeans | Places: Prague | Topics: Ancient bones, Haplogroup, Haplotype, Mitochondrial DNA, mtDNA databases, and Przemyslid dynasty | DNA Type: Ancient DNA, Autosomal DNA, and mtDNA

2017-09-16T16:07:42+00:00 September 16th, 2017|