Investigating the effects of prehistoric migrations in Siberia: genetic variation and the origins of Yakuts

  title={Investigating the effects of prehistoric migrations in Siberia: genetic variation and the origins of Yakuts},
  author={B. Pakendorf and Innokentij N. Novgorodov and Vladimir L. Osakovskij and Al’bina P. Danilova and Artur P. Protod’jakonov and M. Stoneking},
  journal={Human Genetics},
  • B. Pakendorf, Innokentij N. Novgorodov, +3 authors M. Stoneking
  • Published 2006
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Human Genetics
  • The Yakuts (also known as Sakha), Turkic-speaking cattle- and horse-breeders, inhabit a vast territory in Central and northeastern Siberia. [...] Key Result The mtDNA results show a very close affinity of the Yakuts with Central Asian and South Siberian groups, which confirms their southern origin. There is no conclusive evidence for admixture with indigenous populations, though a small amount cannot be excluded on the basis of the mtDNA data alone. The Y-chromosomal results confirm previous findings of a very…Expand Abstract
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