Whole-sequence analysis indicates that the Y chromosome C2*-Star Cluster traces back to ordinary Mongols, rather than Genghis Khan

  title={Whole-sequence analysis indicates that the Y chromosome C2*-Star Cluster traces back to ordinary Mongols, rather than Genghis Khan},
  author={Lan‐Hai Wei and Shi Yan and Yan Lu and Shao-qing Wen and Yun-Zhi Huang and Lingxiang Wang and Shilin Li and Ya-jun Yang and Xiao-Feng Wang and Chao Zhang and Shu-hua Xu and Dali Yao and Li Jin and Hui Li},
  journal={European Journal of Human Genetics},
The Y-chromosome haplogroup C3*-Star Cluster (revised to C2*-ST in this study) was proposed to be the Y-profile of Genghis Khan. Here, we re-examined the origin of C2*-ST and its associations with Genghis Khan and Mongol populations. We analyzed 34 Y-chromosome sequences of haplogroup C2*-ST and its most closely related lineage. We redefined this paternal lineage as C2b1a3a1-F3796 and generated a highly revised phylogenetic tree of the haplogroup, including 36 sub-lineages and 265 non-private Y… 

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