March 27, 2007

Genetics of Cambodia

Ann Hum Biol. 2006 Sep-Dec;33(5-6):620-7.

Genetic ancestries in northwest Cambodia.

Black ML, Dufall K, Wise C, Sullivan S, Bittles AH.

A survey of the genetic ancestry of 125 Cambodian children resident in Siem Reap province was undertaken, based on eight Y-chromosome binary polymorphisms and sequencing of the mtDNA HV1 region. The data indicated a largely East Asian paternal ancestry and a local Southeast Asian maternal ancestry. The presence of Y-chromosomes P* and R1al* was suggestive of a small but significant Indo-European male ancestral component, which probably reflects the history of Indian, and later European, influences on Cambodia.


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