Molecular genetic analysis of remains of a 2,000-year-old human population in China-and its relevance for the origin of the modern Japanese population.

@article{Oota1999MolecularGA,
  title={Molecular genetic analysis of remains of a 2,000-year-old human population in China-and its relevance for the origin of the modern Japanese population.},
  author={Hiroki Oota and Naruya Saitou and Takayuki Matsushita and Shintaroh Ueda},
  journal={American journal of human genetics},
  year={1999},
  volume={64 1},
  pages={250-8}
}
We extracted DNA from the human remains excavated from the Yixi site ( approximately 2,000 years before the present) in the Shandong peninsula of China and, through PCR amplification, determined nucleotide sequences of their mitochondrial D-loop regions. Nucleotide diversity of the ancient Yixi people was similar to those of modern populations. Modern humans in Asia and the circum-Pacific region are divided into six radiation groups, on the basis of the phylogenetic network constructed by means… CONTINUE READING

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