Deep common ancestry of Indian and western-Eurasian mitochondrial DNA lineages

  title={Deep common ancestry of Indian and western-Eurasian mitochondrial DNA lineages},
  author={T. Kivisild and M. Bamshad and K. Kaldma and M. Metspalu and E. Metspalu and M. Reidla and S. Laos and J. Parik and W. Watkins and M. Dixon and S. Papiha and S. Mastana and M. Mir and V. Fer{\'a}k and R. Villems},
  journal={Current Biology},
  • T. Kivisild, M. Bamshad, +12 authors R. Villems
  • Published 1999
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Biology
  • About a fifth of the human gene pool belongs largely either to Indo-European or Dravidic speaking people inhabiting the Indian peninsula. The 'Caucasoid share' in their gene pool is thought to be related predominantly to the Indo-European speakers. A commonly held hypothesis, albeit not the only one, suggests a massive Indo-Aryan invasion to India some 4,000 years ago [1]. Recent limited analysis of maternally inherited mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) of Indian populations has been interpreted as… CONTINUE READING
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