Molecular Biology

, Volume 37, Issue 2, pp 205–209 | Cite as

Genetic Peculiarity of the Yakut Population as Inferred from Autosomal Loci

  • I. Yu. Khitrinskaya
  • V. A. Stepanov
  • V. P. Puzyrev
  • M. G. Spiridonova
  • K. V. Puzyrev
  • N. R. Maksimova
  • A. N. Nogovitsyna


The autosomal gene pool of Yakuts was analyzed with a panel of polymorphic Alu insertions. The observed allele frequencies were typical for other Asian ethnic groups. Genetic differentiation of three Yakut populations was relatively high, 2%. East Siberian ethnic groups were shown to have a common gene pool and to experience no intense gene flow from other populations. Development of the Yakut gene pool was assumed to involve no substantial genetic effect of neighboring populations. The results fit both autochthonous and southern origin hypotheses.

Alu repeat genetic polymorphism ethnogenetics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Yu. Khitrinskaya
    • 1
  • V. A. Stepanov
    • 1
  • V. P. Puzyrev
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. G. Spiridonova
    • 1
  • K. V. Puzyrev
    • 3
  • N. R. Maksimova
    • 4
  • A. N. Nogovitsyna
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Medical Genetics, Tomsk Research CenterRussian Academy of Medical SciencesTomskRussia
  2. 2.Siberian Medical UniversityTomskRussia
  3. 3.Institute of Cardiology, Tomsk Research CenterRussian Academy of Medical SciencesTomskRussia
  4. 4.Republican Hospital no. 1, National Center of MedicineMinistry of Health of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)YakutskRussia

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