Estimating African American admixture proportions by use of population-specific alleles.

  title={Estimating African American admixture proportions by use of population-specific alleles.},
  author={E J Parra and A Marcini and Joshua M. Akey and Jeremy Martinson and Mark A. Batzer and R Cooper and Terrence E Forrester and David B. Allison and Ranjan Deka and Robert E. Ferrell and Mark David Shriver},
  journal={American journal of human genetics},
  volume={63 6},
We analyzed the European genetic contribution to 10 populations of African descent in the United States (Maywood, Illinois; Detroit; New York; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Baltimore; Charleston, South Carolina; New Orleans; and Houston) and in Jamaica, using nine autosomal DNA markers. These markers either are population-specific or show frequency differences >45% between the parental populations and are thus especially informative for admixture. European genetic ancestry ranged from 6.8% (Jamaica… 

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