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Title: Molecular Genetic Analysis of 400-Year-Old Human Remains Found in Two Yakut Burial Sites
Authors: Ricaut, Fran├žois-Xavier ×
KOLODESNIKOV, S
KEYSER-TRACQUI, C
ALEKSEEV, A N
CRUBEZY, E
LUDES, B #
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Series Title: American Journal of Physical Anthropology vol:129 pages:55-63
Abstract: The excavation of five frozen graves at
the Sytygane Syhe and Istekh-Myrane burial sites
(dated at 400 years old) in central Yakutia revealed five
human skeletons belonging to the Yakut population. To
investigate the origin and evolution of the Yakut population
as well as the kinship system between individuals
buried in these two sites, DNA was extracted from bone
samples and analyzed by autosomal short tandem
repeats (STRs) and by sequencing hypervariable region I
(HV1) of the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) control region.
The results showed a diversity of sepulchral organizations
linked probably to the social or genetic background
of the subjects. Comparison of STR profiles, mitochondrial
haplotypes, and haplogroups with data from
Eurasian populations indicated affinities with Asian populations
and suggested a relative specificity and continuity
of part of the Yakut mitochondrial gene pool during
the last five centuries. Moreover, our results did not support a Central Asian (with the exception of maternal lineage
of West Eurasian origin) or Siberian origin of the
maternal lineages of these ancient Yakut subjects, implying
an ethnogenesis of the Yakut population probably
more complex than previously proposed.
ISSN: 0002-9483
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Non-KU Leuven Association publications
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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