The Western and Eastern Roots of the Saami—: the Story of Genetic Outliers” Told by Mitochondrial DNA and Y Chromosomes

The Western and Eastern Roots of the Saami—: the Story of Genetic Outliers” Told by Mitochondrial DNA and Y Chromosomes

Abstract:

The Saami are regarded as extreme genetic outliers among European populations. In this study, a high-resolution phylogenetic analysis of Saami genetic heritage was undertaken in a comprehensive context, through use of maternally inherited mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and paternally inherited Y-chromosomal variation. DNA variants present in the Saami were compared with those found in Europe and Siberia, through use of both new and previously published data from 445 Saami and 17,096 western Eurasian and Siberian mtDNA samples, as well as 127 Saami and 2,840 western Eurasian and Siberian Y-chromosome samples. It was shown that the Saami motif” variant of mtDNA haplogroup U5b is present in a large area outside Scandinavia. A detailed phylogeographic analysis of one of the predominant Saami mtDNA haplogroups

Citation:

  • Tambets, K.; Rootsi, S.; Kivisild, T.; Help, H.; Serk, P.; Loogvali, E.; Tolk, H.; Reidla, M.; Metspalu, E. & Pliss, L. (2004). The Western and Eastern Roots of the Saami—: the Story of Genetic Outliers” Told by Mitochondrial DNA and Y Chromosomes. The American Journal of Human Genetics, 74(4), p661–682.

Source Link:
http://www.dx.doi.org/10.1086/383203

Keywords

Peoples: Saami | Places: - | Topics: - | DNA Type: mtDNA and Y-DNA

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