, Volume 43, Issue 3, pp 334-337

Distribution of the male lineages of Genghis Khan’s descendants in northern Eurasian populations

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Abstract

Data on the variation of 12 microsatellite loci of Y-chromosome haplogroup C3 were used to screen lineages included in the cluster of Genghis Khan’s descendants in 18 northern Eurasian populations (Altaian Kazakhs, Altaians-Kizhi, Teleuts, Khakassians, Shorians, Tyvans, Todjins, Tofalars, Sojots, Buryats, Khamnigans, Evenks, Mongols, Kalmyks, Tajiks, Kurds, Persians, and Russians; the total sample size was 1437 people). The highest frequency of haplotypes from the cluster of the Genghis Khan’s descendants was found in Mongols (34.8%). In Russia, this cluster was found in Altaian Kazakhs (8.3%), Altaians (3.4%), Buryats (2.3%), Tyvans (1.9%), and Kalmyks (1.7%).

Original Russian Text © M.V. Derenko, B.A. Malyarchuk, M. Wozniak, G.A. Denisova, I.K. Dambueva, C.M. Dorzhu, T. Grzybowski, I.A. Zakharov, 2007, published in Genetika, 2007, Vol. 43, No. 3, pp. 422–426.