Recent spread of a Y-chromosomal lineage in northern China and Mongolia.

  title={Recent spread of a Y-chromosomal lineage in northern China and Mongolia.},
  author={Yali Xue and Tatiana Zerjal and Weidong Bao and Suling Zhu and Si-Keun Lim and Qunfang Shu and Jiujin Xu and Ruofu Du and Songbin Fu and P. Y. Li and Huanming Yang and Chris Tyler-Smith},
  journal={American journal of human genetics},
  volume={77 6},
We have identified a Y-chromosomal lineage that is unusually frequent in northeastern China and Mongolia, in which a haplotype cluster defined by 15 Y short tandem repeats was carried by approximately 3.3% of the males sampled from East Asia. The most recent common ancestor of this lineage lived 590 +/- 340 years ago (mean +/- SD), and it was detected in Mongolians and six Chinese minority populations. We suggest that the lineage was spread by Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) nobility, who were a… CONTINUE READING
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