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The history of human populations in the Japanese Archipelago inferred from genome-wide SNP data with a special reference to the Ainu and the Ryukyuan populations.
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PMID:  23135232     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The Japanese Archipelago stretches over 4000 km from north to south, and is the homeland of the three human populations; the Ainu, the Mainland Japanese and the Ryukyuan. The archeological evidence of human residence on this Archipelago goes back to >30 000 years, and various migration routes and root populations have been proposed. Here, we determined close to one million single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) for the Ainu and the Ryukyuan, and compared these with existing data sets. This is the first report of these genome-wide SNP data. Major findings are: (1) Recent admixture with the Mainland Japanese was observed for more than one third of the Ainu individuals from principal component analysis and frappe analyses; (2) The Ainu population seems to have experienced admixture with another population, and a combination of two types of admixtures is the unique characteristics of this population; (3) The Ainu and the Ryukyuan are tightly clustered with 100% bootstrap probability followed by the Mainland Japanese in the phylogenetic trees of East Eurasian populations. These results clearly support the dual structure model on the Japanese Archipelago populations, though the origins of the Jomon and the Yayoi people still remain to be solved.Journal of Human Genetics advance online publication, 8 November 2012; doi:10.1038/jhg.2012.114.
; Timothy Jinam; Nao Nishida; Momoki Hirai; Shoji Kawamura; Hiroki Oota; Kazuo Umetsu; Ryosuke Kimura; Jun Ohashi; Atsushi Tajima; Toshimichi Yamamoto; Hideyuki Tanabe; Shuhei Mano; Yumiko Suto; Tadashi Kaname; Kenji Naritomi; Kumiko Yanagi; Norio Niikawa; Keiichi Omoto; Katsushi Tokunaga; Naruya Saitou
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of human genetics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1435-232X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Hum. Genet.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9808008     Medline TA:  J Hum Genet     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Genetics, School of Life Science, Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI), Mishima, Japan.
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