Characterization of complete mitochondrial genomes of indigenous Mayans in Mexico.


BACKGROUND The authors have previously published the complete mitochondrial genome (mitogenome) sequences of two indigenous Mesoamerican populations, Mazahua (n = 25) and Zapotec (n = 88). METHODS This study determined the complete mitogenome sequences of nine unrelated individuals from the indigenous Maya population living in Mexico. RESULTS Their mitogenome sequences could be classified into either of the haplogroups A2 and C1. Surprisingly, there were no mitogenome sequences (haplotypes) that the Maya, Mazahua, and Zapotec people share in common. CONCLUSIONS This indicates that no genetic exchange, at least matrilineally, has occurred among them.

DOI: 10.1080/03014460.2017.1358393

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@article{Mizuno2017CharacterizationOC, title={Characterization of complete mitochondrial genomes of indigenous Mayans in Mexico.}, author={Fuzuki Mizuno and Li Wang and Saburo Sugiyama and Kunihiko Kurosaki and Julio Granados and Celta G{\'o}mez-Trejo and V{\'i}ctor Acu{\~n}a-Alonzo and Shintaroh Ueda}, journal={Annals of human biology}, year={2017}, volume={44 7}, pages={652-658} }