Brief communication: Mitochondrial haplotype C4c confirmed as a founding genome in the Americas
Article first published online: 21 DEC 2009
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American Journal of Physical Anthropology
Volume 141, Issue 3, pages 494–497, March 2010
How to Cite
Malhi, R. S., Cybulski, J. S., Tito, R. Y., Johnson, J., Harry, H. and Dan, C. (2010), Brief communication: Mitochondrial haplotype C4c confirmed as a founding genome in the Americas. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol., 141: 494–497. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.21238
- Issue published online: 1 FEB 2010
- Article first published online: 21 DEC 2009
- Manuscript Accepted: 23 OCT 2009
- Manuscript Received: 26 JUN 2009
- Native American;
- peopling of the Americas;
Mitochondrial DNA analysis of 31 unrelated Shuswap speakers from a previously poorly sampled region of North America revealed two individuals with haplogroups rarely found in the Americas, C4c and C1d. Comparison of the complete genomes of the two individuals with others found in the literature confirms that C4c is a founding haplotype and gives insight into the evolution of the C1d haplotype. This study demonstrates the importance of collecting and analyzing data from Native North Americans when addressing hypotheses about the peopling of the Americas. Am J Phys Anthropol, 2010. © 2009 Wiley-Liss, Inc.