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Reference: González-Santos, M, Montinaro, F, Oosthuizen, O et al., (2015). Genome-wide SNP analysis of Southern African populations provides new insights into the dispersal of Bantu-speaking groups. Genome Biology and Evolution, 7 (9), 2560-2568.Citable link to this page:

 

Genome-wide SNP analysis of Southern African populations provides new insights into the dispersal of Bantu-speaking groups

Abstract: The expansion of Bantu-speaking agropastoralist populations had a great impact on the genetic, linguistic, and cultural variation of sub-Saharan Africa. It is generally accepted that Bantu languages originated in an area around the present border between Cameroon and Nigeria approximately 5,000 years ago, from where they spread South and East becoming the largest African linguistic branch. The demic consequences of this event are reflected in the relatively high genetic homogeneity observed across most of sub-Saharan Africa populations. In this work, we explored genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphism data from 28 populations to characterize the genetic components present in sub-Saharan African populations. Combining novel data from four Southern African populations with previously published results, we reject the hypothesis that the “non-Bantu” genetic component reported in South-Eastern Africa (Mozambique) reflects extensive gene flow between incoming agriculturalist and resident hunter-gatherer communities. We alternatively suggest that this novel component is the result of demographic dynamics associated with the Bantu dispersal.

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Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Journal: Genome Biology and Evolutionsee more from them

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Issue Date: 2015-09

pages:2560-2568Identifiers

Urn: uuid:687c501c-c129-47ba-a3cf-5844a881b7ce

Source identifier: 571072

Eissn: 1759-6653

Doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evv164 Item Description

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Version: Publisher's versionKeywords: Southern Africa Bantu speakers admixture genome-wide SNPs Tiny URL: pubs:571072

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Author: González-Santos, M - institutionUniversity of Oxford Oxford, MPLS, Zoology - - - Montinaro, F - institutionUniversity of Oxford

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