Mitochondrial DNA polymorphisms in Chilean aboriginal populations: Implications for the peopling of the southern cone of the continent

  • Moraga M
  • Rocco P
  • Miquel J
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Abstract

The mitochondrial DNAs (mtDNAs) from individuals belonging to three Chilean tribes, the Mapuche, the Pehuenche, and the Yaghan, were studied both by RFLP analysis and D-loop (control region) sequencing. RFLP analysis showed that

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  • Amerindian mtDNA haplogroups
  • Peopling of the southern cone
  • Sequence analysis

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Authors

  • Mauricio L. Moraga

  • Paola Rocco

  • Juan F. Miquel

  • Flavio Nervi

  • Elena Llop

  • Ranajit Chakraborty

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