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Title: Insights from pattern of mtDNA variation into the genetic history of São Tomé e Príncipe
Authors: Trovoada, Maria Jesus 
Pereira, Luísa 
Gusmão, Leonor 
Abade, Augusto 
Amorim, António 
Prata, Maria João 
Keywords: Haplogroups; São Tomé e Príncipe; Population groups
Issue Date: 2004
Citation: International Congress Series. 1261:(2004) 377-379
Abstract: Sequence data from the hypervariable segments I (HVS-I) and II (HVS-II) was obtained for 30 Angolares, 35 Forros and 38 Tongas, three self-reported ethnic groups from São Tomé e Príncipe, an African archipelago (Gulf of Guinea) whose settlement begun in the late 15th century. The repertory of mtDNA lineages denoted a fully African maternal pool primarily arisen from a Central/Southwestern substratum. The absence of any lineages of putative European descent means that the European impact at the mitochondrial pool was virtually nil. Angolares showed a clear reduction of mtDNA diversity and a slight genetic differentiation relatively to Tongas or Forros, whereas the two last groups did not present any signs of genetic boundaries between each other. The data now obtained reinforce the depiction of genetic substructuring in São Tomé e Príncipe previously derived from Y-chromosome STRs.
Rights: openAccess
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