Patterns of maternal and paternal inheritance in Russian populations

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Anton Logachev1, Daisuke Hirata2, Gaik Tamazian3
1St. Petersburg State University,
2St. Petersburg State University,
3St. Petersburg State University,

Genome Russia (GR) study is a national collaboration to expand our understanding of demographic history of peoples of Russia, to get deep insight into population genetics and to create a detailed genetic map of a country. Here we report analyses of matrilineal and patrilineal inheritance derived from whole genome sequencing data collected in the framework of the project. We examined sequences of 171 Y-chromosomes and 322 mtDNA ascertained from 14 ethnicities. We determined haplogroups for both Y-chromosomes and mtDNA sequences and estimated their distribution across the country. We performed phylogenetic and population genetic analyses for mtDNA and Y-chromosomes separately and then compared the results to reveal genetic history of indigenous groups living in Russia.

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Yana Sizentsova
Yana Sizentsova
1 year ago

Thank you for the presentation, it looks interesting. I have a few questions. How could you explain that Tatars are closely related to Khanty and Umurts on the MDS plot rather than Yakuts and Bashkirs?

Yana Sizentsova
Yana Sizentsova
1 year ago

And what variability did the first and second components have?