The genetic affinity of Polynesians: evidence from Y chromosome polymorphisms

A. B. SPURDLE, D. G. WOODFIELD, M. F. HAMMER, T. JENKINS

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Abstract

Y‐linked polymorphisms were studied in a sample of 60 Polynesians, and results were compared with findings from studies on other major population groups. Three previously unreported 49a/TaqI haplotypes were observed, two of which possess a new polymorphic fragment named 12. Frequency data for the 49a/TaqI, XY275, pDP31 and Y Alu polymorphisms indicate that Polynesians have greater affinity to Caucasoids than to African populations. Similar population frequency trends were not observed for the p21A1/TaqI polymorphism, supporting the hypothesis that this polymorphism has arisen more than once.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-263
Number of pages13
JournalAnnals of Human Genetics
Volume58
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)

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