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Ethnic affinities of the ancient human Jety-Asar population by mitochondrial DNA analysis

Ovchinnikov, I., Buzhilova, A., Mednikova, M., Goodwin, W., and Curry, G.B. (1999) Ethnic affinities of the ancient human Jety-Asar population by mitochondrial DNA analysis. Electrophoresis, 20 (8). pp. 1729-1739. ISSN 0173-0835 (doi:10.1002/(SICI)1522-2683(19990101)20:8<1722::AID-ELPS1722>3.0.CO;2-4)

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Abstract

An anthropological study of the remains has indicated uniformity of the ancient human Jety-Asar population (Central Asia) and suggests a mixed Euro-Mongoloid genesis. DNA was extracted from teeth from three Caucasoid skulls recovered from a burial site dated at approximately 2000 years ago. Ancient mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) was analysed by restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis for the A, B, C and D haplogroups and the sequencing of hypervariable region I of the mtDNA control region. The full set of mtDNA control region variants determined for Jety-Asar specimens was only found among a modern Mongolian population (Mongoloid people), indicating some discordance of molecular and morphological data

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s):Curry, Dr Gordon
Authors: Ovchinnikov, I., Buzhilova, A., Mednikova, M., Goodwin, W., and Curry, G.B.
Subjects:Q Science > QE Geology
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences > Earth Sciences
Journal Name:Electrophoresis
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN:0173-0835
ISSN (Online):1522-2683
Published Online:14 June 1999

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