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ID: 21680.0, MPI für evolutionäre Anthropologie / Publications MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology
Extreme mtDNA homogeneity in continental Asian populations
Authors:Oota, Hiroshi; Kitano, Takashi; Jin, F.; Yuasa, I.; Wang, L.; Ueda, S.; Saitou, N.; Stoneking, Mark
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2002-06
Title of Journal:American Journal of Physical Anthropology
Journal Abbrev.:Am. J. Phys. Anthropol.
Issue / Number:2
Start Page:146
End Page:153
Review Status:Peer-review
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) variation in continental Asia has not been well-studied. Here, we report mtDNA HV1 sequences for 84 Xi'an and 82 Changsha Han Chinese, 89 Honshu Japanese, and 35 Vietnamese. Comparison of these sequences with other Asian mtDNA sequences reveals high variability within populations, but extremely low differentiation among Asian populations. Correlations between genetic distance and geographic distance, based on mtDNA and Y chromosome variation, indicate a higher migration rate in females than in males. This may reflect patrilocality, as suggested previously, but another plausible hypothesis is that the demographic expansion associated with the spread of agriculture in Asia may be responsible for the extreme genetic homogeneity in Asia. (C) 2002 Wiley-Liss.
Free Keywords:mtDNA; Asian population; patrilocality; genetic homogeneity
Comment of the Author/Creator:Date: 2002, JUN
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:Gisela Lausberg
Affiliations:MPI für evolutionäre Anthropologie/Department of Evolutionary Genetics
External Affiliations:Yale Univ, Sch Med, Dept Genet, 333 Cedar St,POB 208005, New; Haven, CT 06510 USA; Univ Tokyo, Grad Sch Sci, Tokyo 1130033, Japan; Natl Inst Genet, Mishima, Shizuoka 4118450, Japan; Tottori Univ, Sch Med, Yonago, Tottori 6838503, Japan; Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Genet & Dev Biol, Beijing, Peoples R China
Identifiers:ISI:000175663300006 [ID No:1]
ISSN:0002-9483 [ID No:2]
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