Genetic Homogeneity Across Bantu-Speaking Groups from Mozambique and Angola Challenges Early Split Scenarios between East and West Bantu Populations

@inproceedings{Alves2011GeneticHA,
  title={Genetic Homogeneity Across Bantu-Speaking Groups from Mozambique and Angola Challenges Early Split Scenarios between East and West Bantu Populations},
  author={I. Alves and M. Coelho and Christopher R. Gignoux and A. Damasceno and A. Prista and J. Rocha},
  booktitle={Human biology},
  year={2011}
}
  • I. Alves, M. Coelho, +3 authors J. Rocha
  • Published in Human biology 2011
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Abstract The large scale spread of Bantu-speaking populations remains one of the most debated questions in African population history. In this work we studied the genetic structure of 19 Bantu-speaking groups from Mozambique and Angola using a multilocus approach based on 14 newly developed compound haplotype systems (UEPSTRs), each consisting of a rapidly evolving short tandem repeat (STR) closely linked to a unique event polymorphism (UEP). We compared the ability of UEPs, STRs and UEPSTRs… CONTINUE READING

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