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Title: Identification of Polynesian mtDNA haplogroups in remains of Botocudo Amerindians from Brazil
Authors: Gonçalves, Vanessa Faria
Stenderup, Jesper
Rodrigues-Carvalho, Claudia
Silva, Hilton P.
Gonçalves-Dornelas, Higgor
Líryo, Andersen
Kivisild, Toomas
Malaspinas, Anna-Sapfo
Campos, Paula F.
Rasmussen, Morten
Willerslev, Eske
Pena, Sergio Danilo J.
Affilliation: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Departamento de Bioquímica e Imunologia. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil
University of Copenhagen. Natural History Museum of Denmark. Centre for GeoGenetics. Copenhagen, Denmark
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Museu Nacional. Departamento de Antropologia. Setor de Antropologia Biológica. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
Universidade Federal do Pará. Laboratório de Estudos Bioantropológicos em Saúde e Meio Ambiente, Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas. Belém, PA, Brasil
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Departamento de Bioquímica e Imunologia. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Museu Nacional. Departamento de Antropologia. Setor de Antropologia Biológica. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
University of Cambridge. Department of Biological Anthropology. Cambridge, United Kingdom
University of Copenhagen. Natural History Museum of Denmark. Centre for GeoGenetics. Copenhagen, Dinamarca / Museu da Universidade de Coimbra. Coimbra, PRT
University of Copenhagen. Natural History Museum of Denmark. Centre for GeoGenetics. Copenhagen, Dinamarca
University of Copenhagen. Natural History Museum of Denmark. Centre for GeoGenetics. Copenhagen, Dinamarca
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Departamento de Bioquímica e Imunologia. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil
Abstract: There is a consensus that modern humans arrived in the Americas 15,000–20,000 y ago during the Late Pleistocene, most probably from northeast Asia through Beringia. However, there is still debate about the time of entry and number of migratory waves, including apparent inconsistencies between genetic and morphological data on Paleoamericans. Here we report the identification of mitochondrial sequences belonging to haplogroups characteristic of Polynesians in DNA extracted from ancient skulls of the now extinct Botocudo Indians from Brazil. The identification of these two Polynesian haplogroups was confirmed in independent replications in Brazil and Denmark, ensuring reliability of the data. Parallel analysis of 12 other Botocudo individuals yielded only the well-known Amerindian mtDNA haplogroup C1. Potential scenarios to try to help understand these results are presented and discussed. The findings of this study may be relevant for the understanding of the pre-Columbian and/or post-Columbian peopling of the Americas.
Keywords: Brasil
Saúde de Populações Indígenas
Genética Humana
Botocudos
DNA
Dinamarca
DeCS: Brasil
Dinamarca
Genética Humana
DNA Mitocondrial
Saúde de Populações Indígenas
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: National Academy of Sciences
Citation: GONÇALVES, Vanessa Faria; et al. Identification of Polynesian mtDNA haplogroups in remains of Botocudo Amerindians from Brazil. PNAS, v. 110, n. 16, p. 6465-6469, 2013.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1073/pnas.1217905110
0027-8424
ISSN: 0027-8424
Copyright: open access
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