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Little genetic differentiation as assessed by uniparental markers in the presence of substantial language variation in peoples of the Cross River region of Nigeria

Krishna R Veeramah12*, Bruce A Connell3, Naser Ansari Pour4, Adam Powell5, Christopher A Plaster4, David Zeitlyn6, Nancy R Mendell7, Michael E Weale8, Neil Bradman4 and Mark G Thomas1059

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1 Centre for Society and Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles, Rolfe Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095-722, USA

2 Novembre Laboratory, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, 621 Charles E. Young Dr South, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1606, USA

3 Centre for Research on Language Contact, Glendon College, York University, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3N6, Canada

4 The Centre for Genetic Anthropology, University College London, Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK

5 Molecular and Culture Evolution Laboratory, Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK

6 Department of Anthropology, University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NR, UK

7 Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA

8 Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, King's College London, Guy's Tower, Guy's Hospital, London SE1 9RT, UK

9 AHRC Centre for the Evolution of Cultural Diversity, Institute of Archaeology, University College London, London, WC1E 6BT, UK

10 Deptartment of Evolutionary Biology, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala, University, Norbyvagen 18D, SE-752 36 Uppsala, Sweden

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010, 10:92  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-10-92

Published: 31 March 2010

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