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Ancient voyaging and Polynesian origins

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The "Polynesian motif" defines a lineage of human mtDNA that is restricted to Austronesian-speaking populations and is almost fixed in Polynesians. It is widely thought to support a rapid dispersal of maternal lineages from Taiwan ~ 4000 years ago (4 ka), but the chronological resolution of existing control-region data is poor, and an East Indonesian origin has also been proposed. By analyzing 157 complete mtDNA genomes, we show that the motif itself most likely originated > 6 ka in the vi...

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10.1016/j.ajhg.2011.01.009

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"University of Leeds", "University of Porto, Portugal"
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The Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology
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"University of Leeds", "University of Huddersfield", "Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK"
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Department of Chemical and Biological Sciences
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Mackay Memorial Hospital, Tanshui, Taipai, Taiwan
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Molecular Anthropology and Transfusion Medicine Research Laboratory
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"University of Leeds", "University of Cambridge"
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Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies
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University of Leeds
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Institute of Integrative and Comparative Biology,Faculty of Biological Sciences
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
American Journal of Human Genetics Journal website
Volume:
88
Issue:
2
Pages:
239-247
Publication date:
2011-02-01
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0002-9297
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English
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ora:5572
Deposit date:
2011-07-18

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