Table 4

Genetic diversity and demographic statistics for the Jamaicans of African maternal decent and comparative population samples

Sample

n

k

S

θπ ± SD

D

RI

SSD


Jamaica

390

231

95

7.28 ± 3.42

-1.46*

0.0044

0.0009

Senegambia

892

361

118

6.93 ± 3.26

-1.60**

0.0037

0.0010

Sierra Leone

823

343

110

7.21 ± 3.38

-1.48*

0.0035

0.0016

Gold Coast

505

223

96

6.64 ± 3.14

-1.53*

0.0045

0.0007

Bight of Benin

421

196

97

6.75 ± 3.18

-1.58**

0.0048

0.0009

Bight of Biafra

3641

852

149

8.90 ± 4.10

-1.27*

0.0024

0.0014

West-central Africa

1403

370

122

9.05 ± 4.17

-1.15

0.0036

0.0004

South-east Africa

775

228

103

8.50 ± 3.94

-1.14

0.0038

0.0008

East Africa

805

402

139

8.76 ± 4.05

-1.55*

0.0043

0.0005


* p-value < 0.05

** p-value < 0.02

k = number of distinct haplotypes

S = number of polymorphic sites

θπ ± SD = mean number of pairwise differences

D = Tajima's D

RI raggedness index

SSD sum of square deviations

Deason et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012 12:24   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-24

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