The genetic history of the Indian subcontinent

Mahal, David G., Carson, Jerome ORCID: 0000-0002-7596-116X and Matsoukas, Ianis G. ORCID: 0000-0002-7866-6537 (2017) The genetic history of the Indian subcontinent. In: 2nd Annual TIRI Conference, July, 2016, University of Bolton. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The human male specific Y-chromosome passes from father to son essentially unchanged, but occasionally a random change, known as a mutation, occurs. These mutations, also called markers, serve as beacons and can be mapped. When geneticists identify a mutation in a DNA test, they try to determine when it first occurred and in which part of the world. Thus, the Y-chromosome haplogroup, which is a population group descended from a common ancestor, can be used to trace the paternal lines of men. The poster describes a research project that aims to identify the ancient geographical origins of key ethnic communities of the Indian subcontinent, based on their Y-DNA haplogroups.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: The poster was created as an informational and educational tool to describe a research project at the 2nd Annual TIRI Conference held at the University of Bolton in July 2016.
Uncontrolled Keywords: ancestry, ethnic groups, genetics, genomics, haplogroups, India, Y-DNA, Y-chromosome
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: School of Sport and Biological Sciences > Biology
SWORD Depositor: JISC Publications Router
Depositing User: JISC Publications Router
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2018 09:31
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2019 14:53
Identification Number: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.2755
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/1295

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