Russian Journal of Genetics

, Volume 43, Issue 3, pp 334–337

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

  • M. V. Derenko
  • B. A. Malyarchuk
  • M. Wozniak
  • G. A. Denisova
  • I. K. Dambueva
  • C. M. Dorzhu
  • T. Grzybowski
  • I. A. Zakharov
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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%).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. V. Derenko
    • 1
  • B. A. Malyarchuk
    • 1
  • M. Wozniak
    • 2
  • G. A. Denisova
    • 1
  • I. K. Dambueva
    • 3
  • C. M. Dorzhu
    • 4
  • T. Grzybowski
    • 2
  • I. A. Zakharov
    • 5
  1. 1.Institute of the Biological Problems of the North, Far East DivisionRussian Academy of SciencesMagadanRussia
  2. 2.Forensic Medicine Institute, Ludwik Rydygier Collegium MedicumNicolaus Copernicus UniversityBydgoszczPoland
  3. 3.Institute of General and Experimental BiologyRussian Academy of SciencesUlan-UdeRussia
  4. 4.Tuva State UniversityKyzylRussia
  5. 5.Vavilov Institute of General GeneticsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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