Aboriginal Australian genomes reveal Indian ancestry

  title={Aboriginal Australian genomes reveal Indian ancestry},
  author={Ed Yong},
  • E. Yong
  • Published 14 January 2013
  • Geography
  • Nature
Flow of genes suggests continent was not isolated after all. 


Whole-genome genetic diversity in a sample of Australians with deep Aboriginal ancestry.
A genome-wide investigation of Australian Aboriginal SNP diversity in a sample of participants from the Riverine region provides valuable and robust insights into an early and important phase of human colonization of the globe.
Gene Flow from the Indian Subcontinent to Australia Evidence from the Y Chromosome
DNA evidence is shown in support of Huxley's hypothesis of an Indian-Australian connection using single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and short tandem repeats (STRs) on the nonrecombining portion of the Y chromosome (NRY).
An Aboriginal Australian Genome Reveals Separate Human Dispersals into Asia
It is shown that Aboriginal Australians are descendants of an early human dispersal into eastern Asia, possibly 62,000 to 75,000 years ago, which is separate from the one that gave rise to modern Asians 25, thousands of years ago.
Genome-wide data substantiate Holocene gene flow from India to Australia
An ancient association is found between Australia, New Guinea, and the Mamanwa (a Negrito group from the Philippines), with divergence times for these groups estimated at 36,000 y ago, supporting the view that these populations represent the descendants of an early “southern route” migration out of Africa, whereas other populations in the region arrived later by a separate dispersal.
Peopling of Sahul: mtDNA variation in aboriginal Australian and Papua New Guinean populations.
Phylogenetic and multidimensional-scaling analyses of CR sequences and SSO types split PNG highland and Aboriginal Australian populations and link Aboriginal Australians populations with populations from the subcontinent of India.