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Chinese Science Bulletin

, Volume 43, Issue 12, pp 1023–1025 | Cite as

Distribution of YAP in 10 populations of China

  • Xu Liping
  • Xu Jiujin
  • Zhu Suling
  • Bao Weidong
  • Du Ruofu
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Abstract

The Y-chromosome Alu polymorphism was studied in 10 populations in China. The Alu insertion is present in 54/571 individuals (9%). Among 10 populations, the frequency of YAP element is quite high (49%) in the Tibetans and at moderate or low levels (15%-4%) in the Yi, Hui and Uygur. The Alu insertion is absent in the Han in Guangdong and Shaanxi, and in the Manchu and Zhuang, while a single Tujia individual and a single Yao individual are found to have the Alu insertion.

Keywords

Chinese populations Y chromasome Alu genetic polymorphism 

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© Science in China Press 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Xu Liping
    • 1
  • Xu Jiujin
    • 1
  • Zhu Suling
    • 1
  • Bao Weidong
    • 1
  • Du Ruofu
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of GeneticsChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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