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Mitochondrial and Y-chromosome diversity of the Tharus (Nepal): a reservoir of genetic variation

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, July 2009
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Mitochondrial and Y-chromosome diversity of the Tharus (Nepal): a reservoir of genetic variation
Published in
BMC Evolutionary Biology, July 2009
DOI 10.1186/1471-2148-9-154
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Simona Fornarino, Maria Pala, Vincenza Battaglia, Ramona Maranta, Alessandro Achilli, Guido Modiano, Antonio Torroni, Ornella Semino, Silvana A Santachiara-Benerecetti


Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent represent an area considered as a source and a reservoir for human genetic diversity, with many markers taking root here, most of which are the ancestral state of eastern and western haplogroups, while others are local. Between these two regions, Terai (Nepal) is a pivotal passageway allowing, in different times, multiple population interactions, although because of its highly malarial environment, it was scarcely inhabited until a few decades ago, when malaria was eradicated. One of the oldest and the largest indigenous people of Terai is represented by the malaria resistant Tharus, whose gene pool could still retain traces of ancient complex interactions. Until now, however, investigations on their genetic structure have been scarce mainly identifying East Asian signatures.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 1 1%
Chile 1 1%
Australia 1 1%
India 1 1%
New Zealand 1 1%
Argentina 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Unknown 74 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 22%
Researcher 17 21%
Student > Master 13 16%
Professor 5 6%
Student > Bachelor 4 5%
Other 15 19%
Unknown 9 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 33 41%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 16 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 7%
Social Sciences 5 6%
Environmental Science 3 4%
Other 7 9%
Unknown 11 14%

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