Table 7

AMOVA for Y-chromosome, 45 autosomal STRs, and mtDNA

Tamil Castes

Andhra Castes

South Indians

(4 castes)

(3 castes)

(2 states, 7 castes)


Y-chromosome

Among states

-

-

-1.88a

Among castes

4.45

5.52

5.06

Within castes

95.55

94.48

96.82

Autosomal STRs

Among states

-

-

0.12a, b

Among castes

0.96

0.77

0.85

Within castes

99.04

99.23

99.02

mtDNA

Among states

-

-

-0.47a

Among castes

4.50

0.17a

2.41

Within castes

95.50

99.83

98.06


(Values are shown as percentages. All values differ significantly from a null distribution (p < 0.05) unless indicated by [a]. bThis value increases to 0.28 without the NTS Upper caste but remains non-significant. Tamil castes: Upper, NTS Upper, Middle, Lower; Andhra castes: Upper, Middle, Lower)

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

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