Microsatellites provide evidence for Y chromosome diversity among the founders of the New World.

@article{RuizLinares1999MicrosatellitesPE,
  title={Microsatellites provide evidence for Y chromosome diversity among the founders of the New World.},
  author={Andres Ruiz-Linares and Daniel Ortiz-Barrientos and Mar{\'i}a Prado Figueroa and Neftali Mesa and Jorge M{\'u}nera and Gabriel Bedoya and Iv{\'a}n Dar{\'i}o V{\'e}lez and Luis Fernando Garc{\'i}a and Anna P{\'e}rez-Lezaun and Jaume Bertranpetit and Marcus W. Feldman and David K. Goldstein},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1999},
  volume={96 11},
  pages={6312-7}
}
Recently, Y chromosome markers have begun to be used to study Native American origins. Available data have been interpreted as indicating that the colonizers of the New World carried a single founder haplotype. However, these early studies have been based on a few, mostly complex polymorphisms of insufficient resolution to determine whether observed diversity stems from admixture or diversity among the colonizers. Because the interpretation of Y chromosomal variation in the New World depends on… CONTINUE READING

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