Table 6

Genetic distance estimates between South Indian castes, Europeans, and eastern Asians

    Y-Chromosome
a

    Autosomal STRs
b

    mtDNA
a

Europeans

E. Asians

Europeans

E. Asians

Europeans

E. Asians


Tamil Upper

0.1730

0.6379

0.0026

0.0067

0.2059

0.0772

NTS Upper

0.1947

0.7094

0.0046

0.0082

0.2640

0.0356

Tamil Middle

0.2737

0.5075

0.0037

0.0077

0.1861

0.0810

Tamil Lower

0.3652

0.7060

0.0052

0.0069

0.5951

0.0383

Andhra Upper

0.1992

0.9352

0.0023

0.0082

0.3124

0.0284

Andhra Middle

0.2527

0.4431

0.0041

0.0064

0.2401

0.0239

Andhra Lower

0.2693

0.4885

0.0053

0.0070

0.3264

0.0154


(aSlatkin's linearized FST distance; bDSW distance)

Watkins et al. BMC Genetics 2008 9:86   doi:10.1186/1471-2156-9-86

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