Origins, admixture dynamics and homogenization of the African gene pool in the Americas

@article{Gouveia2019OriginsAD,
  title={Origins, admixture dynamics and homogenization of the African gene pool in the Americas},
  author={Mateus H Gouveia and V{\'i}ctor Borda and Thiago P. Leal and Rennan Garcias Moreira and Andrew W. Bergen and Marla Mendes de Aquino and Gilderlanio Santana de Ara{\'u}jo and Nathalia M. Ara{\'u}jo and Fernanda S. G. Kehdy and Raquel Liboredo and Moara Machado and Wagner C. S. Magalh{\~a}es and Lucas A Michelin and Ma{\'i}ra R. Rodrigues and Fernanda Rodrigues-Soares and Hana{\'i}sa P. Sant Anna and Meddly L. Santolalla and Mar{\'i}lia O. Scliar and Giordano Bruno Soares-Souza and Roxana Zamudio and Camila Zolini and Michael Dean and Robert H. Gilman and Heinner Guio and Jorge Rocha and Alexandre C. Pereira and Maur{\'i}cio Lima Barreto and Bernardo Lessa Horta and Maria Fernanda Lima-Costa and Sam M. Mbulaiteye and Stephen J. Chanock and Sarah A. Tishkoff and Meredith Yeager and Eduardo Tarazona-Santos},
  journal={bioRxiv},
  year={2019}
}
The Transatlantic Slave Trade transported more than 9 million Africans to the Americas between the early 16th and the mid-19th centuries. We performed genome-wide analysis of 6,267 individuals from 22 populations and observed an enrichment in West-African ancestry in northern latitudes of the Americas, whereas South/East African ancestry is more prevalent in southern South-America. This pattern results from distinct geographic and geopolitical factors leading to population differentiation… Expand
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