Table 9

Spearman's correlation between genetic distance and caste rank.

Tamil – speaking castes

All Tamil castes


Y-chromosome

0.26*

0.15*

45 STRs

0.06*

0.03

mtDNA

0.10*

0.06*


(* p < 0.01)

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

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