Close genetic relationship between central Thai and Mon people in Thailand revealed by autosomal microsatellites

@article{Srithawong2020CloseGR,
  title={Close genetic relationship between central Thai and Mon people in Thailand revealed by autosomal microsatellites},
  author={Suparat Srithawong and Kanha Muisuk and M. Srikummool and Jatupol Kampuansai and Pittayawat Pittayaporn and Sukhum Ruangchai and Dang Liu and W. Kutanan},
  journal={International Journal of Legal Medicine},
  year={2020},
  pages={1-4}
}
Central Thailand is home to diverse populations with the central Thai constituting the major group, while the Mon, who migrated from southern Myanmar, are sparsely distributed within the region. A total of 338 individuals of eight central Thai (246 samples) and three Mon populations (92 samples) were newly genotyped. When combined with our previously published Mon data, this provides a total of 139 Mon samples. We found genetic similarity between the central Thai and Mon and weak sub… Expand
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