Investigating the West Eurasian ancestry of Pakistani Hazaras

Das, Ranajit and Upadhyai, Priyanka (2019) Investigating the West Eurasian ancestry of Pakistani Hazaras. Journal of Genetics, 98 (2). pp. 1-10. ISSN 0022-1333

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Abstract

The Hazaras are a distinct ethnic group from central Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan of Mongoloid descent. Here, we sought to dissect the genetic admixture history of the Pakistani Hazaras and investigated their likely affiliation to ancient and extant West Eurasian populations. Our results indicated that the likely proportion of West Eurasian ancestry was low in the Hazaras and could be attributed putatively to a combination of Steppe populations from Early/Middle Bronze Age or Middle/Late Bronze Age and the Neolithic Iranians. Our results expand upon the current understanding and provide an improved resolution into the population history of the Pakistani Hazaras.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ancient DNA; qpAdm/qpWave; Hazara ancestry; admixture.
Subjects: Departments at MU > Manipal Centre for Natural Sciences
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Paediatrics
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 24 May 2019 03:53
Last Modified: 24 May 2019 03:53
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/153834

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