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Wednesday 12 November 2003

- Mitochondrial DNA variation in isolated "relict" populations in southeast Asia supports the view that there was only a single dispersal from Africa, most likely via a southern coastal route, through India and onward into southeast Asia and Australasia. (15890885)

- There was an early offshoot, leading ultimately to the settlement of the Near East and Europe, but the main dispersal from India to Australia approximately 65,000 years ago was rapid, most likely taking only a few thousand years. (15890885)

Features

- 9 bp deletion in asia and polynesia
- african origin

References

- Discovery of common Asian copy number variants using integrated high-resolution array CGH and massively parallel DNA sequencing. Park H, Kim JI, Ju YS, Gokcumen O, Mills RE, Kim S, Lee S, Suh D, Hong D, Kang HP, Yoo YJ, Shin JY, Kim HJ, Yavartanoo M, Chang YW, Ha JS, Chong W, Hwang GR, Darvishi K, Kim H, Yang SJ, Yang KS, Kim H, Hurles ME, Scherer SW, Carter NP, Tyler-Smith C, Lee C, Seo JS. Nat Genet. 2010 May;42(5):400-5. PMID: 20364138

- Macaulay V, Hill C, Achilli A, Rengo C, Clarke D, Meehan W, Blackburn J, Semino O, Scozzari R, Cruciani F, Taha A, Shaari NK, Raja JM, Ismail P, Zainuddin Z, Goodwin W, Bulbeck D, Bandelt HJ, Oppenheimer S, Torroni A, Richards M. Single, rapid coastal settlement of Asia revealed by analysis of complete mitochondrial genomes. Science. 2005 May 13;308(5724):1034-6. PMID: 15890885

- Jin L, Su B. Natives or immigrants: modern human origin in east Asia. Nat Rev Genet. 2000 Nov;1(2):126-33. PMID: 11253652