Brief communication: Mitochondrial haplotype C4C confirmed as a founding genome in the Americas

Ripan S. Malhi, Jerome S. Cybulski, Raul Y. Tito, Jesse Johnson, Harold Harry, Carrie Dan

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Abstract

Mitochondrial DNA analysis of 31 unrelated Shuswap speakers from a previously poorly sampled region of North America revealed two individuals with haplogroups rarely found in the Americas, C4c and C1d. Comparison of the complete genomes of the two individuals with others found in the literature confirms that C4c is a founding haplotype and gives insight into the evolution of the C1d haplotype. This study demonstrates the importance of collecting and analyzing data from Native North Americans when addressing hypotheses about the peopling of the Americas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)494-497
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican journal of physical anthropology
Volume141
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2010

Keywords

  • Native american
  • Peopling of the Americas
  • mtDNA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Anthropology

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