African Female Heritage in Iberia: A Reassessment of mtDNA Lineage Distribution in Present Times

  title={African Female Heritage in Iberia: A Reassessment of mtDNA Lineage Distribution in Present Times},
  author={L. Pereira and Luisa Carla Cintia Ant{\'o}nio Cunha and Luisa Carla Cintia Ant{\'o}nio Alves and Luisa Carla Cintia Ant{\'o}nio Amorim},
  journal={Human Biology},
  pages={213 - 229}
  • L. Pereira, Luisa Carla Cintia António Cunha, +1 author Luisa Carla Cintia António Amorim
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Human Biology
  • The Iberian peninsula is a peripheral region of Europe in close proximity to Africa. Its inhabitants have an overall mtDNA genetic landscape typical of European background, although with signs of some African influence, whose features we deemed to disclose by analyzing available mtDNA HVRI distributions and new data. We analyzed 1,045 sequences. The most relevant results are the following: (1) North African sequences (haplogroup U6) present an overall frequency of 2.39%, and sub-Saharan… CONTINUE READING
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