Insertion/Deletion Polymorphisms in Tribal Populations of Southern India and Their Possible Evolutionary Implications

  title={Insertion/Deletion Polymorphisms in Tribal Populations of Southern India and Their Possible Evolutionary Implications},
  author={Hucthagowder Vishwanathan and Deepa Edwin and M. V. Usharani and Partha P. Majumder},
  journal={Human Biology},
  pages={873 - 887}
India has the unique distinction of having perhaps the largest diversities, both biological and cultural. The Nilgiri Hills of southern India, a home for several tribal pockets representing different genetic isolates, provides a genetic wealth to understand human evolution. We have analyzed eight widely distributed polymorphic insertion/deletion loci (AluAPO, AluACE, AluD1, AluPLAT, AluPV92, AluFXIIIB, CD4 del and mtNUC) in 250 unrelated individuals from five tribal populations (Badaga, Irula… 

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