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Aboriginal Australian mitochondrial genome variation – an increased understanding of population antiquity and diversity

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dc.contributor.author Nagle, Nano
dc.contributor.author van Oven, Mannis
dc.contributor.author Wilcox, Stephen
dc.contributor.author van Holst Pellekaan, Sheila
dc.contributor.author Tyler-Smith, Chris
dc.contributor.author Xue, Yali
dc.contributor.author Ballantyne, Kaye N.
dc.contributor.author Wilcox, Leah
dc.contributor.author Papac, Luka
dc.contributor.author Cooke, Karen
dc.contributor.author van Oorschot, Roland A. H.
dc.contributor.author McAllister, Peter
dc.contributor.author Williams, Lesley
dc.contributor.author Manfred, Kayser
dc.contributor.author Mitchell, R. John
dc.contributor.author The Genographic Consortium
dc.contributor.author Bertranpetit, Jaume, 1952-
dc.contributor.author Comas, David, 1969-
dc.contributor.author Haber, Marc, 1980-
dc.contributor.author Martínez Cruz, Begoña
dc.contributor.author Melé Messeguer, Marta, 1982-
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-20T12:05:20Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-20T12:05:20Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Nagle N, van Oven M, Wilcox S, van Holst Pellekaan S, Tyler-Smith C, Xue Y et al. Aboriginal Australian mitochondrial genome variation – an increased understanding of population antiquity and diversity. Scientific Reports. 2017;7:43041. DOI: 10.1038/srep43041
dc.identifier.issn 2045-2322
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/32381
dc.description.abstract Aboriginal Australians represent one of the oldest continuous cultures outside Africa, with evidence indicating that their ancestors arrived in the ancient landmass of Sahul (present-day New Guinea and Australia) ~55 thousand years ago. Genetic studies, though limited, have demonstrated both the uniqueness and antiquity of Aboriginal Australian genomes. We have further resolved known Aboriginal Australian mitochondrial haplogroups and discovered novel indigenous lineages by sequencing the mitogenomes of 127 contemporary Aboriginal Australians. In particular, the more common haplogroups observed in our dataset included M42a, M42c, S, P5 and P12, followed by rarer haplogroups M15, M16, N13, O, P3, P6 and P8. We propose some major phylogenetic rearrangements, such as in haplogroup P where we delinked P4a and P4b and redefined them as P4 (New Guinean) and P11 (Australian), respectively. Haplogroup P2b was identified as a novel clade potentially restricted to Torres Strait Islanders. Nearly all Aboriginal Australian mitochondrial haplogroups detected appear to be ancient, with no evidence of later introgression during the Holocene. Our findings greatly increase knowledge about the geographic distribution and phylogenetic structure of mitochondrial lineages that have survived in contemporary descendants of Australia’s first settlers.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Nature Publishing Group
dc.relation.ispartof Scientific Reports. 2017;7:43041
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dc.title Aboriginal Australian mitochondrial genome variation – an increased understanding of population antiquity and diversity
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep43041
dc.subject.keyword Evolutionary biology
dc.subject.keyword Genetics
dc.subject.keyword Haplotypes
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