West Eurasian mtDNA lineages in India: an insight into the spread of the Dravidian language and the origins of the caste system

@article{Palanichamy2015WestEM,
  title={West Eurasian mtDNA lineages in India: an insight into the spread of the Dravidian language and the origins of the caste system},
  author={M. Palanichamy and B. Mitra and Cai-Ling Zhang and M. Debnath and G. Li and H. Wang and S. Agrawal and T. Chaudhuri and Y. Zhang},
  journal={Human Genetics},
  year={2015},
  volume={134},
  pages={637-647}
}
  • M. Palanichamy, B. Mitra, +6 authors Y. Zhang
  • Published 2015
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Human Genetics
  • There is no indication from the previous mtDNA studies that west Eurasian-specific subclades have evolved within India and played a role in the spread of languages and the origins of the caste system. To address these issues, we have screened 14,198 individuals (4208 from this study) and analyzed 112 mitogenomes (41 new sequences) to trace west Eurasian maternal ancestry. This has led to the identification of two autochthonous subhaplogroups—HV14a1 and U1a1a4, which are likely to have… CONTINUE READING
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