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Author(s): Brehm, A
Pereira, L
Bandelt, H-J
Prata, MJ
Amorim, A
Title: Mitochondrial portrait of the Cabo Verde archipelago: the Senegambian outpost of Atlantic slave trade
Publisher: Wiley
Issue Date: 2002
Abstract: In order to study the matrilineal genetic composition in Cabo Verde (Republic of Cape Verde), an archipelago that used to serve as a Portuguese entrepôt of the Atlantic slave trade, we have analysed a total of 292 mtDNAs sampled from the seven inhabited islands for the hypervariable segment I (HVS-I) and some characteristic RFLPs of the coding regions. The different settlement history of the northwestern group of the islands is well reflected in the mtDNA pool. The total Cabo Verde sample clearly displays the characteristic mitochondrial features of the Atlantic fringe of western Africa and testifies to almost no mitochondrial input from the Portuguese colonizers.
Subject: African Continental Ancestry Group
Amino Acid Sequence
Atlantic Islands
Atlantic Ocean
DNA Mitochondrial/genetics
Emigration and Immigration
European Continental Ancestry Group
Genetic Variation
Genetics, Population
Polymorphism Genetic
Polymorphism Restriction Fragment Length
Sequence Analysis DNA
Social Problems
Source: Annals of Human Genetics, vol. 66(Pt 1), p. 49-60
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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