Thirsa Kraayenbrink

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Twenty-six Y-chromosomal short tandem repeat (STR) loci were amplified in a sample of 769 unrelated males from Nepal, using two multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays. The 26 loci gave a discriminating power of 0.997, with 59% unique haplotypes, and the highest frequency haplotype occurring 12 times. We identified novel alleles at four loci,(More)
Isolation is crucial to both biological and linguistic change. Populations that are separated by barriers tend to diverge genetically because of genetic drift, and to independently undergo linguistic change, resulting in often-parallel patterns of genetic and cultural differentiation. Geographical as well as cultural barriers reduce population contacts,(More)
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