Nuclear and mitochondrial DNA analysis of a 2,000-year-old necropolis in the Egyin Gol Valley of Mongolia.

@article{KeyserTracqui2003NuclearAM,
  title={Nuclear and mitochondrial DNA analysis of a 2,000-year-old necropolis in the Egyin Gol Valley of Mongolia.},
  author={Christine Keyser-Tracqui and Eric Crub{\'e}zy and Bertrand Ludes},
  journal={American journal of human genetics},
  year={2003},
  volume={73 2},
  pages={247-60}
}
DNA was extracted from the skeletal remains of 62 specimens excavated from the Egyin Gol necropolis, in northern Mongolia. This burial site is linked to the Xiongnu period and was used from the 3rd century b.c. to the 2nd century a.d. Three types of genetic markers were used to determine the genetic relationships between individuals buried in the Egyin Gol necropolis. Results from analyses of autosomal and Y chromosome short tandem repeats, as well as mitochondrial DNA, showed close… CONTINUE READING