The distribution of human genetic diversity: a comparison of mitochondrial, autosomal, and Y-chromosome data.

  title={The distribution of human genetic diversity: a comparison of mitochondrial, autosomal, and Y-chromosome data.},
  author={Lynn B. Jorde and W. Scott Watkins and Michael J. Bamshad and Mary E. Dixon and C E Ricker and Mark Seielstad and Mark A. Batzer},
  journal={American journal of human genetics},
  volume={66 3},
We report a comparison of worldwide genetic variation among 255 individuals by using autosomal, mitochondrial, and Y-chromosome polymorphisms. Variation is assessed by use of 30 autosomal restriction-site polymorphisms (RSPs), 60 autosomal short-tandem-repeat polymorphisms (STRPs), 13 Alu-insertion polymorphisms and one LINE-1 element, 611 bp of mitochondrial control-region sequence, and 10 Y-chromosome polymorphisms. Analysis of these data reveals substantial congruity among this diverse array… 

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