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Evaluation of the Gene Flow From East to West among Various Populations of Rajasthan, India

Version 1 : Received: 20 June 2020 / Approved: 21 June 2020 / Online: 21 June 2020 (14:12:03 CEST)

How to cite: Kumawat, R.; Shrivastava, P.; Dixit, S.; Shrivastava, D.; Mathur, G.; Chaubey, G. Evaluation of the Gene Flow From East to West among Various Populations of Rajasthan, India. Preprints 2020, 2020060272 Kumawat, R.; Shrivastava, P.; Dixit, S.; Shrivastava, D.; Mathur, G.; Chaubey, G. Evaluation of the Gene Flow From East to West among Various Populations of Rajasthan, India. Preprints 2020, 2020060272

Abstract

Rajasthan is a state located in the north-western part of India and it has been cited as a major route of human migration since ancient times. The present study was conducted to find out the genetic affinity of Rajasthani population with the population living in its east and the west. In particular, we compared them with the population of Pakistan which shares the common geographical boundary with the Rajasthan while also having a look at their inter and intra population affinities with the population belonging to other Indian states. We investigated the genetic structure and population parameters of Rajasthani populations obtained for twenty polymorphic autosomal STR loci from 669 unrelated individuals belonging to its three population groups including Mina, Gujjar and the admixed population of Rajasthan. The studied populations showed a wide range of genetic diversity and besides the genetic structure of the studied populations, it was found that the average heterozygosity value was highest among the populations of Rajasthan, possibly, because of gene flow from different directions. Various statistical analyses suggested that the Rajasthani populations had a higher affinity with the North Indian populations rather than with the Pakistani population.

Subject Areas

Genetic affinity; STR; Rajasthan; Heterozygosity; Polymorphic

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