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Population Genetics, Linguistics, and Culture History in the Southwest Pacific$
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Jonathan S. Friedlaender

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195300307

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300307.001.0001

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Y Chromosome Variation in Northern Island Melanesia

Y Chromosome Variation in Northern Island Melanesia

(p.81) 5 Y Chromosome Variation in Northern Island Melanesia
Population Genetics, Linguistics, and Culture History in the Southwest Pacific

Laura B. Scheinfeldt

Françoise R. Friedlaender

Jonathan S. Friedlaender

Krista Latham

George Koki

Tatiana Karafet

Michael Hammer

Joseph Lorenz

Oxford University Press

This chapter reports the paternally inherited Y chromosome variation, following the same format as for the mitochondrial DNA. Using an expanded battery of regionally informative markers, this chapter greatly expands the known Y chromosome variation in the Southwest Pacific, and shows that the paternally inherited variation in the region is generally comparable to the maternally inherited mtDNA pattern of variation — contrary to hypotheses that had been put forward in the last decade. Again, there is a constellation of variants that seems to have arisen tens of thousands of years ago within Near Oceania and specifically in Northern Island Melanesia. There is an identifiable footprint of recent Island Southeast Asian influence in the NRY data, but it is much fainter than in the mtDNA “Polynesian Motif”.

Keywords:   Northern Island Melanesia, Near Oceania, genetic variation

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