Deconstructing Jaco: Genetic Heritage of an Afrikaner

  title={Deconstructing Jaco: Genetic Heritage of an Afrikaner},
  author={J. M. Greeff},
  journal={Annals of Human Genetics},
  • J. M. Greeff
  • Published 2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Annals of Human Genetics
  • It is often assumed that Afrikaners stem from a small number of Dutch immigrants. As a result they should be genetically homogeneous, show founder effects and be rather inbred. By disentangling my own South African pedigree, that is on average 12 generations deep, I try to quantify the genetic heritage of an Afrikaner. As much as 6% of my genes have been contributed by slaves from Africa, Madagascar and India, and a woman from China. This figure compares well to other genetic and genealogical… CONTINUE READING
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