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A High-Coverage Genome Sequence from an Archaic Denisovan Individual
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The genomic sequence provides evidence for very low rates of heterozygosity in the Denisova, probably not because of recent inbreeding, but instead because of a small population size, and illuminates the relationships between humans and archaics, including Neandertals, and establishes a catalog of genetic changes within the human lineage. Expand
New binary polymorphisms reshape and increase resolution of the human Y chromosomal haplogroup tree.
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Major changes in the topology of the parsimony tree are described and names for new and rearranged lineages within the tree following the rules presented by the Y Chromosome Consortium in 2002 are provided. Expand
Great ape genetic diversity and population history
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This comprehensive catalogue of great ape genome diversity provides a framework for understanding evolution and a resource for more effective management of wild and captive great ape populations. Expand
The Simons Genome Diversity Project: 300 genomes from 142 diverse populations
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It is demonstrated that indigenous Australians, New Guineans and Andamanese do not derive substantial ancestry from an early dispersal of modern humans; instead, their modern human ancestry is consistent with coming from the same source as that of other non-Africans. Expand
Ancient human genomes suggest three ancestral populations for present-day Europeans
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It is shown that the great majority of present-day Europeans derive from at least three highly differentiated populations: West European Hunter-Gatherers (WHG), who contributed ancestry to all Europeans but not to Near Easterners; Ancient North Eurasians (ANE); and Early European Farmers (EEF), who were mainly of Near Eastern origin but also harbored WHG-related ancestry. Expand
Out of Africa and back again: nested cladistic analysis of human Y chromosome variation.
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It is inferred that one of the oldest events in the nested cladistic analysis was a range expansion out of Africa which resulted in the complete replacement of Y chromosomes throughout the Old World, a finding consistent with many versions of the Out of Africa Replacement Model. Expand
Paternal population history of East Asia: sources, patterns, and microevolutionary processes.
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The peopling of East Asia was more complex than earlier models had proposed-that is, a multilayered, multidirectional, and multidisciplinary framework is necessary. Expand
Dual origins of the Japanese: common ground for hunter-gatherer and farmer Y chromosomes
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Coalescent analyses of Y chromosome short tandem repeat diversity indicated that haplogroups D and C began their expansions in Japan ∼20,000 and ∼12,000 years ago, respectively, while haplogroup O-47z began its expansion only ∼4,400 years ago. Expand
Ancestral Asian source(s) of new world Y-chromosome founder haplotypes.
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The contrasting distribution patterns of the two major candidate founder haplotypes in Asia and the New World, as well as the results of a nested cladistic analysis, suggest the possibility of more than one paternal migration from the general region of Lake Baikal to the Americas. Expand
A recent common ancestry for human Y chromosomes
  • M. Hammer
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • 23 November 1995
TLDR
Inferences contradict predictions of the multiregional hypothesis positing a widespread transformation of Homo erectus populations into Homo sapiens and are consistent with auto-somal and mitochondrial DNA studies that suggest a long-term human effective population size of 10,000 and a sex ratio of 1. Expand
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