Surin Pookajorn

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Contemporary hunter-gatherer groups are often thought to serve as models of an ancient lifestyle that was typical of human populations prior to the development of agriculture. Patterns of genetic variation in hunter-gatherer groups such as the Kung and African Pygmies are consistent with this view, as they exhibit low genetic diversity coupled with high(More)
DNA samples were extracted from six prehistoric human remains, found on the Malay Peninsula, dating to the Paleolithic and the Neolithic periods. Nucleotide sequences of mitochondrial DNA were determined by the polymerase chain reaction-direct sequencing method. A phylogenetic tree between prehistoric and present humans was constructed based on the(More)
Few Late Pleistocene human remains have been found in Southeast Asia and the morphological features of the people of that age are still largely unknown due to the virtual lack of human remains in the area. Recent excavations at the Moh Khiew Cave in Thailand resulted in the discovery of a Late Pleistocene human skeleton in a relatively good state of(More)
The distribution of the SDF1-3'A allele among 1848 individuals in Southeast Asia and Melanesia was studied with the polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism assay. The SDF1-3'A allele frequency in the populations of mainland Southeast Asia ranged from 0.0 to 0.355, whereas in the populations of insular Southeast Asia and Melanesia,(More)
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