Journal of Phylogenetics & Evolutionary Biology

ISSN: 2329-9002

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Doron Yacobi


  • Research Article
    Clarifying Mitochondrial DNA Subclades of T2e from Mideast to Mexico
    Author(s): Felice L Bedford, Doron Yacobi, Gary Felix and Federico M GarzaFelice L Bedford, Doron Yacobi, Gary Felix and Federico M Garza

    We report on two of the oldest mitochondrial DNA clusters in existence with Jewish affiliation. Both are in haplogroup T2e1. Four unrelated individuals from the Mexico mtDNA project were found to have the control region mutations that characterize a Sephardic signature previously reported (motif 16114T-16192T within T2e). Full genomic sequencing found the identical coding region mutations as Sephardic individuals which provides genetic evidence for founders of Northern Mexico that were both female and Sephardic Jewish. This is in contrast to a more common finding of European male, but local female founders and additionally lends biological support to anecdotes and historical reports of Crypto-Jewish founding of the Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas regions of Mexico and influx to Southern Texas, USA. The haplotype is nested in an old tree with mutations at positions 2308 and.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-9002.1000121

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