Table 1

Inferred frequencies of mtDNA haplogroups in three Malagasy populations: Merina, Vezo, and Mikea.

Malagasy population

mtDNA haplogroups


L4, L3, L2, L1

M23

M7c3

E1a1a

M46

M*

F3b

B4a1a1a


Mikea (127)

71

1

8

13

3

9

5

17

Vezo (101)

47

4

9

5

5

3

6

22

Merina (38)

13

0

0

4

2

0

0

19

Total (266)

131

5

17

22

10

12

11

58


Note. Sequence classification into mtDNA haplogroups was based on accepted nomenclature as detailed in the Materials and Methods section. M* include lineages that were not complete sequenced and thus could not be assignated to currently published haplogroups.

Ricaut et al. BMC Genomics 2009 10:605   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-10-605

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