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Genes reveal traces of common recent demographic history for most of the Uralic-speaking populations

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Atkinson,  Quentin Douglas
Linguistic and Cultural Evolution, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Max Planck Society;

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Tambets, K., Yunusbayev, B., Hudjashov, G., Ilumäe, A.-M., Rootsi, S., Honkola, T., et al. (2018). Genes reveal traces of common recent demographic history for most of the Uralic-speaking populations. Genome Biology, 19(1), 139-158. doi:10.1186/s13059-018-1522-1.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0007-88F2-E
Abstract
The genetic origins of Uralic speakers from across a vast territory in the temperate zone of North Eurasia have remained elusive. Previous studies have shown contrasting proportions of Eastern and Western Eurasian ancestry in their mitochondrial and Y chromosomal gene pools. While the maternal lineages reflect by and large the geographic background of a given Uralic-speaking population, the frequency of Y chromosomes of Eastern Eurasian origin is distinctively high among European Uralic speakers. The autosomal variation of Uralic speakers, however, has not yet been studied comprehensively.