Y chromosomal DNA variation in East Asian populations and its potential for inferring the peopling of Korea

@article{Kim2000YCD,
  title={Y chromosomal DNA variation in East Asian populations and its potential for inferring the peopling of Korea},
  author={Wook K. Kim and Dong Jik Shin and Shinji Harihara and Yung Jin Kim},
  journal={Journal of Human Genetics},
  year={2000},
  volume={45},
  pages={76-83}
}
AbstractWe have examined variations of five polymorphic loci (DYS287, DXYS5Y, SRY465, DYS19, and DXYS156Y) on the Y chromosome in samples from a total of 1260 males in eight ethnic groups of East Asia. We found four unique haplotypes constructed from three biallelic markers in these samples of East Asians. The Japanese population was characterized by a relatively high frequency of either the haplotype I-2b (−/Y2/T) or II-1 (+/Y1/C). These dual patterns of the distribution of Y chromosomes (I-2b… CONTINUE READING