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2011 (Vol. 3, Issue: 6)
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Is Native American R Y-Chromosome of African Origin?

Clyde Winters
Corresponding Author:  Clyde Winters 

Key words:  Haplogroup, haplotype, mtDNA, Native American, y-chromosome, ,
Vol. 3 , (6): 555-558
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2011 July, 01 2011 August, 27 2011 November, 15

Controversey surrounds the phylogeography and origin of the R haplotype among Native Americans. Some researchers have suggested that Europeans spread this haplotype among Native Americans. The purpose of this study was to determine the origin of the R-M173 y-chromosome among Native Americans . It is the third most frequent y-chromosome possessed by Native Americans. Native Americans with the highest frequency of R-M173 haplotypes like the Ojibwa and Seminoles mated frequently with African males. Our findings indicate that the African male, Native American female pattern of mating in the United States probably led to the introduction and spread of R-M173 among Native Americans during slavery.
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Clyde Winters, 2011. Is Native American R Y-Chromosome of African Origin?.  Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 3(6): 555-558.
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