Northward genetic penetration across the Himalayas viewed from Sherpa people

  title={Northward genetic penetration across the Himalayas viewed from Sherpa people},
  author={Longli Kang and Chuan-Chao Wang and F. Chen and Dali Yao and Li Jin and Hui Li},
  journal={Mitochondrial DNA Part A},
  pages={342 - 349}
Abstract The Himalayas have been suggested as a natural barrier for human migrations, especially the northward dispersals from the Indian Subcontinent to Tibetan Plateau. However, although the majority of Sherpa have a Tibeto-Burman origin, considerable genetic components from Indian Subcontinent have been observed in Sherpa people living in Tibet. The western Y chromosomal haplogroups R1a1a-M17, J-M304, and F*-M89 comprise almost 17% of Sherpa paternal gene pool. In the maternal side, M5c2… 
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