Genetic structure among Fijian island populations

  title={Genetic structure among Fijian island populations},
  author={Gerhard P Shipley and D. Taylor and A. Tyagi and Geetanjali Tiwari and A. Redd},
  journal={Journal of Human Genetics},
  • Gerhard P Shipley, D. Taylor, +2 authors A. Redd
  • Published 2015
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Human Genetics
  • We examined nine Y chromosome short tandem repeats (Y-STRs) and the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) hypervariable segment 1 region in the Fijian island populations of Viti Levu, Vanua Levu, Kadavu, the Lau islands and Rotuma. We found significant genetic structure among these populations for the Y-STRs, both with and without the Rotumans, but not for the mtDNA. We also found that all five populations exhibited the sex-biased admixture associated with areas settled by Austronesian-speaking people… CONTINUE READING
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