Mitochondrial DNA and Alu insertions in a genetically peculiar population: the Ayoreo Indians of Bolivia and Paraguay.

@article{Dornelles2004MitochondrialDA,
  title={Mitochondrial DNA and Alu insertions in a genetically peculiar population: the Ayoreo Indians of Bolivia and Paraguay.},
  author={Cl{\'a}udia L Dornelles and Jaqueline Battilana and Nelson J. R. Fagundes and Loreta B Freitas and Sandro L Bonatto and Francisco M Salzano},
  journal={American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council},
  year={2004},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={479-88}
}
A total of 91 Ayoreo individuals previously studied for blood groups and protein markers, living in two Bolivian and one Paraguayan communities, were extensively investigated in relation to the hypervariable 1 segment of the control and eight coding regions of their mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). They show an extremely reduced mtDNA variability, the observed haplotypes being classifiable in just two haplogroups (C and D). They were also variously studied in relation to six Alu insertions; in this… CONTINUE READING