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Type: Journal article
Title: Recombination networks as genetic markers in a human variation study of the Old World
Author: Javed, A.
Mele, M.
Pybus, M.
Zalloua, P.
Haber, M.
Comas, D.
Netea, M.
Balanovsky, O.
Balanovska, E.
Jin, L.
Yang, Y.
ArunKumar, G.
Pitchappan, R.
Bertranpetit, J.
Calafell, F.
Parida, L.
Adler, C.
Cooper, A.
Dersarkissian, C.
Haak, W.
Citation: Human Genetics, 2012; 131(4):601-613
Publisher: Springer
Issue Date: 2012
ISSN: 0340-6717
Contributor: Adler, Christina Jane
Cooper, Alan
Der Sarkissian, Clio Simone Irmgard
Haak, Wolfgang
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Asif Javed, Marta Melé, Marc Pybus, Pierre Zalloua, Marc Haber, David Comas, Mihai G. Netea, Oleg Balanovsky, Elena Balanovska, Li Jin, Yajun Yang, GaneshPrasad ArunKumar, Ramasamy Pitchappan, Jaume Bertranpetit, Francesc Calafell, Laxmi Parida, The Genographic Consortium
Abstract: We have analyzed human genetic diversity in 33 Old World populations including 23 populations obtained through Genographic Project studies. A set of 1,536 SNPs in five X chromosome regions were genotyped in 1,288 individuals (mostly males). We use a novel analysis employing subARG network construction with recombining chromosomal segments. Here, a subARG is constructed independently for each of five gene-free regions across the X chromosome, and the results are aggregated across them. For PCA, MDS and ancestry inference with STRUCTURE, the subARG is processed to obtain feature vectors of samples and pairwise distances between samples. The observed population structure, estimated from the five short X chromosomal segments, supports genome-wide frequency-based analyses: African populations show higher genetic diversity, and the general trend of shared variation is seen across the globe from Africa through Middle East, Europe, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and East Asia in broad patterns. The recombinational analysis was also compared with established methods based on SNPs and haplotypes. For haplotypes, we also employed a fixed-length approach based on information-content optimization. Our recombinational analysis suggested a southern migration route out of Africa, and it also supports a single, rapid human expansion from Africa to East Asia through South Asia.
Keywords: Genographic Consortium
Chromosomes, Human, X
Reproducibility of Results
Chromosome Mapping
Genetics, Population
Population Dynamics
Evolution, Molecular
Recombination, Genetic
Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide
Models, Genetic
Asia, Central
Asia, Southeastern
Middle East
Genetic Variation
Asia, Eastern
Description: Christina J. Adler, Alan Cooper, Clio S. I. Der Sarkissian and Wolfgang Haak are members of The Genographic Consortium
Rights: © Springer-Verlag 2011
DOI: 10.1007/s00439-011-1104-8
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