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Phylogeography of mtDNA haplogroup R7 in the Indian peninsula

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, August 2008
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Phylogeography of mtDNA haplogroup R7 in the Indian peninsula
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BMC Evolutionary Biology, August 2008
DOI 10.1186/1471-2148-8-227
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Gyaneshwer Chaubey, Monika Karmin, Ene Metspalu, Mait Metspalu, Deepa Selvi-Rani, Vijay Kumar Singh, Jüri Parik, Anu Solnik, B Prathap Naidu, Ajay Kumar, Niharika Adarsh, Chandana Basu Mallick, Bhargav Trivedi, Swami Prakash, Ramesh Reddy, Parul Shukla, Sanjana Bhagat, Swati Verma, Samiksha Vasnik, Imran Khan, Anshu Barwa, Dipti Sahoo, Archana Sharma, Mamoon Rashid, Vishal Chandra, Alla G Reddy, Antonio Torroni, Robert A Foley, Kumarasamy Thangaraj, Lalji Singh, Toomas Kivisild, Richard Villems


Human genetic diversity observed in Indian subcontinent is second only to that of Africa. This implies an early settlement and demographic growth soon after the first 'Out-of-Africa' dispersal of anatomically modern humans in Late Pleistocene. In contrast to this perspective, linguistic diversity in India has been thought to derive from more recent population movements and episodes of contact. With the exception of Dravidian, which origin and relatedness to other language phyla is obscure, all the language families in India can be linked to language families spoken in different regions of Eurasia. Mitochondrial DNA and Y chromosome evidence has supported largely local evolution of the genetic lineages of the majority of Dravidian and Indo-European speaking populations, but there is no consensus yet on the question of whether the Munda (Austro-Asiatic) speaking populations originated in India or derive from a relatively recent migration from further East.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 2 2%
Brazil 1 1%
Ireland 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Unknown 80 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 28 33%
Researcher 17 20%
Student > Master 9 10%
Professor 7 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 7%
Other 17 20%
Unknown 2 2%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 38 44%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 18 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 7%
Arts and Humanities 5 6%
Social Sciences 5 6%
Other 7 8%
Unknown 7 8%

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