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Re-Interpreting Mitogenomes: Are Nuclear/Mitochondrial Sequence Duplications Correctly Characterised in Published Sequence Databases?

It can be anticipated that results relying solely on just one sequencing approach may produce fundamental errors within published sequences, which are difficult if not impossible to identify without closer examination.

2017-12-21T11:46:20+00:00 December 21st, 2017|

Molecular diversity of 23 Y-chromosome short tandem repeat loci in the population of Tuzla Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Tuzla Canton is the most populated region in the ethnically mixed territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, whose genetic analysis could provide an insight into past demographic events.

2017-12-21T12:17:09+00:00 December 21st, 2017|

Enclaves of genetic diversity resisted Inca impacts on population history

Furthermore, speakers of Chachapoyas Quechua are found to share no particular genetic similarity or gene-flow with Quechua speakers elsewhere, suggesting that here the language spread primarily by cultural diffusion, not migration.

2017-12-19T13:21:05+00:00 December 19th, 2017|

Nobody is unrelated: An evolutionary approach to assess the prevalence of Liddle syndrome in Sicily

Here we analyse three reportedly unrelated affected families coming from Sicily, Italy, that share the same disease-causing allele within the same ~5Mbp long haplotype.

2017-12-19T11:04:56+00:00 December 19th, 2017|

Revisiting the male genetic landscape of China: a multi-center study of almost 38,000 Y-STR haplotypes

Here, we investigated the distribution of Y chromosome variation along administrative as well as ethnic divisions in the mainland territory of the People’s Republic of China, including 28 administrative regions and 19 recognized Chinese nationalities, to assess the impact of recent demographic processes.

2017-12-15T07:46:49+00:00 December 15th, 2017|

The Y-chromosome haplogroup C3*-F3918, likely attributed to the Mongol Empire, can be traced to a 2500-year-old nomadic group

To trace the history of haplogroup (Hg) C3* and to further understand the origin and development of Mongolians, ancient human remains from the Jinggouzi, Chenwugou and Gangga archaeological sites, which belonged to the Donghu, Xianbei and Shiwei, respectively, were analysed.

2017-12-09T10:37:51+00:00 December 9th, 2017|

Ancient DNA reveals genetic connections between early Di-Qiang and Han Chinese

Here we analyzed the human remains from an early Di-Qiang site (Mogou site dated ~4000 years old) and compared them to other ancient DNA across China, including an early Han-related site (Hengbei site dated ~3000 years old) to establish the underlying genetic relationship between the Di-Qiang and ancestors of Han Chinese.

2017-12-09T02:30:27+00:00 December 9th, 2017|

Y-Chromosomal sequences of diverse Indian populations and the ancestry of the Andamanese

We present 42 new Y-chromosomal sequences from diverse Indian tribal and non-tribal populations, including the Jarawa and Onge from the Andaman Islands, which are analysed within a calibrated Y-chromosomal phylogeny incorporating South Asian (in total 305 individuals) and worldwide (in total 1286 individuals) data from the 1000 Genomes Project.

2017-12-08T19:05:07+00:00 December 8th, 2017|