Abstract

Y-chromosome-specific polymorphisms p49f-a/TaqI were studied in a sample of 68 French Polynesians, and five haplotypes were observed. Three of them were haplotypes characteristic of European ancestry. The mean haplotype (45.6%) in French Polynesia is haplotype XV, a typical western European haplotype. Such an elevated frequency of European haplotypes is due to male gene flow from Europeans in French Polynesia.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1534-6617
Print ISSN
0018-7143
Pages
pp. 129-133
Launched on MUSE
2003-04-04
Open Access
No
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