Phylogenetics

HVSI polymorphism indicates multiple origins of mtDNA in the Hazarewal population of Northern Pakistan

N. Akbar, Ahmad, H., Nadeem, M. S., Hemphill, B. E., Muhammad, K., Ahmad, W., Ilyas, M., Akbar, N., Ahmad, H., Nadeem, M. S., Hemphill, B. E., Muhammad, K., Ahmad, W., and Ilyas, M., HVSI polymorphism indicates multiple origins of mtDNA in the Hazarewal population of Northern Pakistan, vol. 15, p. -, 2016.

Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is an important tool used to explore ethnogenetics and the evolutionary history of human populations. In this study, hypervariable segment I (HVSI) from mtDNA was analyzed to establish the genetic lineage of the Hazarewal populations residing in the Mansehra and Abbottabad districts of Northern Pakistan. HVSI was extracted from genetic specimens obtained from 225 unrelated male and female individuals belonging to seven distinct Pakistani ethnic groups (31 Abbassis, 44 Awans, 38 Gujars, 16 Jadoons, 23 Karlals, 33 Syeds, and 40 Tanolis).

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