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The Austroasiatic Munda Population from India and its Enigmatic Origin: A HLA Diversity Study

Rahal, Melissa
Published in Human biology. 2011, vol. 83, no. 3, p. 405-435
Abstract The Austroasiatic linguistic family disputes its origin between two geographically distant regions of Asia, India, and Southeast Asia, respectively. As genetic studies based on classical and gender-specific genetic markers provided contradictory results to this debate thus far, we investigated the HLA diversity (HLA-A, -B, and –DRB1 loci) of an Austroasiatic Munda population from Northeast India and its relationships with other populations from India and Southeast Asia. Because molecular methods currently used to test HLA markers often provide ambiguous results due to the high complexity of this polymorphism, we applied two different techniques (reverse PCR-SSO typing on microbeads arrays based on Luminex technology, and PCR-SSP typing) to type the samples. After validating the resulting frequency distributions through the original statistical method described in our companion article (Nunes et al. 2011), we compared the HLA genetic profile of the sampled Munda to those of other Asiatic populations, among which Dravidian and Indo-European-speakers from India and populations from East and Southeast Asia speaking languages belonging to different linguistic families.
Keywords human geneticsHLAgenetic diversityMunda populationIndia
PMID: 21740156
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Research groups Groupe Sanchez-Mazas
Unité d'anthropologie
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RICCIO, Maria Eugenia et al. The Austroasiatic Munda Population from India and its Enigmatic Origin: A HLA Diversity Study. In: Human biology, 2011, vol. 83, n° 3, p. 405-435. doi: 10.3378/027.083.0306 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:16904

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