Oliveira, Andrea M., Gusmao, Leonor ORCID: 0000-0003-0432-6481, Schneider, Peter M. ORCID: 0000-0003-0744-2349 and Gomes, Iva ORCID: 0000-0002-1593-301X (2015). Detecting the Paternal Genetic Diversity in West Africa using Y-STRs and Y-SNPs. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet. Suppl. Ser., 5. S. E213 - 3. CLARE: ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD. ISSN 1875-175X

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The pattern of human variation in Africa is the result of a complex series of demographic events. There are few databases related to the peoples of Africa, especially in western and central regions. In this study, 17 Y-STR and 31 Y-SNP loci were genotyped in a sample from Western Africa, which was compared with other representative populations of other African regions. The haplotype diversity observed in this region was 1.0000 (+/- 0.0018) and that is similar to those values obtained in other African samples already studied. The most frequent haplogroup found in our sample belongs to E, showing the M2 derived allele. The haplogroup diversity was 0.6895 (+/- 0.0200), very similar to that observed in countries where the Bantu groups are predominant (0.681 in Angola; 0.753 in Equatorial Guinea). Concerning the Western Africa, significant differences were observed between Guinea-Bissau and the remaining populations of this region. In addition, there was no significant difference between our sample and samples from Eastern and Central Africa. The genetic composition of the population studied was significantly different from that of Guinea-Bissau, although a genetic homogeneity was found among most countries belonging to West Africa. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Gusmao, LeonorUNSPECIFIEDorcid.org/0000-0003-0432-6481UNSPECIFIED
Schneider, Peter M.UNSPECIFIEDorcid.org/0000-0003-0744-2349UNSPECIFIED
Gomes, IvaUNSPECIFIEDorcid.org/0000-0002-1593-301XUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-384489
DOI: 10.1016/j.fsigss.2015.09.085
Journal or Publication Title: Forensic Sci. Int. Genet. Suppl. Ser.
Volume: 5
Page Range: S. E213 - 3
Date: 2015
Place of Publication: CLARE
ISSN: 1875-175X
Language: English
Faculty: Unspecified
Divisions: Unspecified
Subjects: no entry
Uncontrolled Keywords:
POPULATION; GUINEAMultiple languages
Genetics & HeredityMultiple languages
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/38448


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