Antiquity and diversity of aboriginal Australian Y-chromosomes.

  title={Antiquity and diversity of aboriginal Australian Y-chromosomes.},
  author={Nano Nagle and Kaye N. Ballantyne and Mannis van Oven and Chris Tyler-Smith and Yali Xue and Duncan A. Taylor and Stephen A. Wilcox and Leah Wilcox and Rust Turkalov and Roland A. H. van Oorschot and Peter J. McAllister and Lesley Williams and Manfred Kayser and Robert John Mitchell},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  volume={159 3},
OBJECTIVE Understanding the origins of Aboriginal Australians is crucial in reconstructing the evolution and spread of Homo sapiens as evidence suggests they represent the descendants of the earliest group to leave Africa. This study analyzed a large sample of Y-chromosomes to answer questions relating to the migration routes of their ancestors, the age of Y-haplogroups, date of colonization, as well as the extent of male-specific variation. METHODS Knowledge of Y-chromosome variation among… 

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