Paleolithic genetic link between Southern China and Mainland Southeast Asia revealed by ancient mitochondrial genomes

Paleolithic genetic link between Southern China and Mainland Southeast Asia revealed by ancient mitochondrial genomes

Abstract:

The genetic history of Southern East Asians is not well-known, especially prior to the Neolithic period. To address this, we successfully sequenced two complete mitochondrial genomes of 11,000-year-old human individuals from Southern China, thus generating the oldest ancient DNA sequences from this area. Integrating published mitochondrial genomes, we characterized M71d, a new subhaplogroup of haplogroup M71. Our results suggest a possible early migration between Southern China and mainland Southeast Asia by at least 22,000 BP.

Citation:

  • Bai, F., Zhang, X., Ji, X., Cao, P., Feng, X., Yang, R., Peng, M., Pei, S. and Fu, Q. (). Paleolithic genetic link between Southern China and Mainland Southeast Asia revealed by ancient mitochondrial genomes. Journal of Human Genetics, -, .

Source Link:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s10038-020-0796-9

Keywords

Peoples: Southeast Asians | Places: Asia | Topics: Neolithic | DNA Type: mtDNA

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