Sequencing Y chromosomes resolves discrepancy in time to common ancestor of males versus females.

Abstract

The Y chromosome and the mitochondrial genome have been used to estimate when the common patrilineal and matrilineal ancestors of humans lived. We sequenced the genomes of 69 males from nine populations, including two in which we find basal branches of the Y-chromosome tree. We identify ancient phylogenetic structure within African haplogroups and resolve a… (More)
DOI: 10.1126/science.1237619

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@article{Poznik2013SequencingYC, title={Sequencing Y chromosomes resolves discrepancy in time to common ancestor of males versus females.}, author={G David Poznik and Brenna M Henn and Muh-Ching Yee and Elżbieta Śliwerska and Ghia M. Euskirchen and Alice A. Lin and Michael Snyder and Llu{\'i}s Quintana-Murci and Jeffrey M. Kidd and Peter A. Underhill and Carlos D. Bustamante}, journal={Science}, year={2013}, volume={341 6145}, pages={562-5} }