mtDNA variation among Greenland Eskimos: the edge of the Beringian expansion.

  title={mtDNA variation among Greenland Eskimos: the edge of the Beringian expansion.},
  author={J Saillard and Peter F. R. Forster and Niels Lynnerup and H J Bandelt and S\oren N\orby},
  journal={American journal of human genetics},
  volume={67 3},
The Eskimo-Aleut language phylum is distributed from coastal Siberia across Alaska and Canada to Greenland and is well distinguished from the neighboring Na Dene languages. Genetically, however, the distinction between Na Dene and Eskimo-Aleut speakers is less clear. In order to improve the genetic characterization of Eskimos in general and Greenlanders in particular, we have sequenced hypervariable segment I (HVS-I) of the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) control region and typed relevant RFLP sites… CONTINUE READING
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