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Nuclear DNA polymorphism in a Mandenka population from Senegal: comparison with eight other human populations

Mountain, J.L.
Cavalli-Sforza, LL.
Published in Annals of Human Genetics. 1995, vol. 59, p. 43-61
Abstract A large and ethnically well defined Mandenka sample from Senegal is analysed for 80 nuclear DNA RFLPs, and compared with eight previously studied human populations. A high level of genetic diversity is found in this sample, comparable to that observed in two African Pygmy samples, but lower than that of a European sample. High population variation is observed for most markers. A neutrality test reveals that the markers used in this study can be considered as neutral. A high correlation is found between genetic and geographic distances (r = 0.62), suggesting that geography does also affect long range population genetic relationships and is an important factor behind differentiation among human populations.
Keywords AllelesCell Nucleus/chemistryContinental Population Groups/geneticsDNA/geneticsEthnic Groups/geneticsGene FrequencyGenetic MarkersGenetic VariationPopulation GeneticsHumansRestriction Fragment Length PolymorphismSenegal
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PMID: 7762984
Research group Unité d’anthropologie

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