Genetic study of scheduled caste populations of Tamil Nadu

  title={Genetic study of scheduled caste populations of Tamil Nadu},
  author={M. Vijaya and S. Kanthimathi and A. Ramesh},
  journal={Journal of Genetics},
  • M. Vijaya, S. Kanthimathi, A. Ramesh
  • Published 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Genetics
  • The present study aims to describe the genetic structure ofthe scheduled caste populations in Tamil Nadu state, and toassess their relationships with contemporary people of dif-ferent socio-economic groups of the state. We have stud-ied eight human-specific indels (insertion/deletion polymor-phisms) in DNA samples from five Tamil Nadu caste groupsusing phylogeneticand principal component analysis (PCA),and compared the data with earlier data on the three othercaste groups of the state. The… CONTINUE READING

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