Recent genome studies of modern and ancient samples have proposed that Native Americans derive from a subset of the Eurasian gene pool carried to America by an ancestral Beringian population, from which two well-differentiated components originated and subsequently mixed in different proportion during their spread in the Americas. To assess the timing, places of origin and extent of admixture between these components, we performed an analysis of the Y-chromosome haplogroup Q, which is the only Pan-American haplogroup and accounts for virtually all Native American Y chromosomes in Mesoamerica and South America.
- Grugni, V., Raveane, A., Ongaro, L., Battaglia, V., Trombetta, B., Colombo, G., Capodiferro, M.R., Olivieri, A., Achilli, A., Perego, U.A. and Motta, J. (2019). Analysis of the human Y-chromosome haplogroup Q characterizes ancient population movements in Eurasia and the Americas. BMC Biology, -, -.
Peoples: Native Americans | Places: North America and South America | Topics: | DNA Type: Y-DNA and Y-SNP