Genetic features of Mongolian ethnic groups revealed by Y-chromosomal analysis.

@article{Katoh2005GeneticFO,
  title={Genetic features of Mongolian ethnic groups revealed by Y-chromosomal analysis.},
  author={Toru Katoh and Batmunkh Munkhbat and Kenichi Tounai and Shuhei Mano and Harue Ando and Ganjuur Oyungerel and G H Chae and Huun Han and Guan-Jun Jia and Katsushi Tokunaga and Namid Munkhtuvshin and Gen Tamiya and Hidetoshi Inoko},
  journal={Gene},
  year={2005},
  volume={346},
  pages={63-70}
}
About 20 ethnic groups reside in Mongolia. On the basis of genetic and anthropological studies, it is believed that Mongolians have played a pivotal role in the peopling of Central and East Asia. However, the genetic relationships among these ethnic groups have remained obscure, as have their detailed relationships with adjacent populations. We analyzed 16 binary and 17 STR polymorphisms of human Y chromosome in 669 individuals from nine populations, including four indigenous ethnic groups in… CONTINUE READING