Mitochondrial DNA Analysis in Aruba : Strong Maternal Ancestry of Closely Related Amerindians and Implications for the Peopling of Northwestern Venezuela

@inproceedings{ToroLabrador2006MitochondrialDA,
  title={Mitochondrial DNA Analysis in Aruba : Strong Maternal Ancestry of Closely Related Amerindians and Implications for the Peopling of Northwestern Venezuela},
  author={Gladys Toro-Labrador and OSWALD R. WEVER and Juan Carlos Mart{\'i}nez-Cruzado},
  year={2006}
}
—The continental origin of human mtDNA can be identified by its haplogroup determination through restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis. Hair root samples from 16 Aruban informed volunteers were analyzed by this method. Thirteen samples had mtDNAs of Amerindian origin and the remainder had their origin in sub-Saharan Africa; thus suggesting a substantial Amerindian maternal ancestry in Arubans, and helping explain the high incidence of health-related conditions common in… CONTINUE READING

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