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1 February 2009 Mitochondrial DNA Sequence Variation in the Boyko, Hutsul, and Lemko Populations of the Carpathian Highlands
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Genetic studies of the distribution of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) haplogroups in human populations residing within the Carpathian Mountain range have been scarce. We present an analysis of mtDNA haplogroup composition of the Boykos, Hutsuls, and Lemkos, three population groups of the Carpathian highlands. In our study Hutsuls had the highest frequency of subhaplogroup H1 in central and eastern Europe. Lemkos shared the highest frequency of haplogroup I ever reported and the highest frequency of haplogroup M* in the region. MtDNA haplogroup frequencies in Boykos were different from most modern European populations. We interpreted these unique mtDNA frequencies to be evidence of diverse and dynamic population histories in the Carpathian highland region.
Copyright ©2009 Wayne State University Press, Detroit, Michigan 48201-1309
Alexey G. Nikitin, Igor T. Kochkin, Cynthia M. June, Catherine M. Willis, Ian Mcbain and Mykhailo Y. Videiko "Mitochondrial DNA Sequence Variation in the Boyko, Hutsul, and Lemko Populations of the Carpathian Highlands," Human Biology 81(1), (1 February 2009). https://doi.org/10.3378/027.081.0104
Received: 12 February 2008; Accepted: 1 January 2009; Published: 1 February 2009
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