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

@article{Pakendorf2006InvestigatingTE,
  title={Investigating the effects of prehistoric migrations in Siberia: genetic variation and the origins of Yakuts},
  author={Brigitte Pakendorf and Innokentij N. Novgorodov and Vladimir L. Osakovskij and Al’bina P. Danilova and Artur P. Protod’jakonov and Mark Stoneking},
  journal={Human Genetics},
  year={2006},
  volume={120},
  pages={334-353}
}
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…

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