Pre- and Post-Columbian Gene and Cultural Continuity: The Case of the Gaucho from Southern Brazil

  title={Pre- and Post-Columbian Gene and Cultural Continuity: The Case of the Gaucho from Southern Brazil},
  author={Andrea Rita Marrero and Claudio Marcelo Bravi and Steven Stuart and Jeffrey C Long and F{\'a}bio Pereira das Neves Leite and Trı́cia Kommers and Cl{\'a}udia M.B. Carvalho and S{\'e}rgio Danilo Junho Pena and Andr{\'e}s Ruiz-Linares and Francisco Mauro Salzano and Maria C{\'a}tira Bortolini},
  journal={Human Heredity},
  pages={160 - 171}
Objective: To investigate the evolutionary and demographic history of the Gaucho, a distinct population of southern Brazil, relating it to their culture, to assess possible parallel continuity. Methods: Six binary polymorphisms, an Alu insertion polymorphism (YAP) and 12 short tandem repeat loci in the non-recombining region of the Y-chromosome, as well as the sequence of the first hypervariable segment (HVS-I) of the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) control region were studied in 150 unrelated males… 

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