Archaic admixture in modern humans

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Publication Type dissertation
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Anthropology
Author Bohlender, Ryan James
Title Archaic admixture in modern humans
Date 2015
Description Recent advances in the study of archaic hominin DNA have resulted in the rapid development and application of new methods designed to test our relationship to our nearest relatives. These methods have been applied with archaic samples in contexts with ghost admixture, sparse sampling, ascertainment bias, and poorly understood historical events. They have also been applied to modern samples with complex relationships which will exacerbate the same problems. Here, we introduce a new method for estimating the admixture fraction, and test it and several previous methods to determine their sensitivity to the above problems. Finally, we apply these methods to Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) microarray and whole genome data, and compare our estimates to those published previously.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Archaic admixture; Denisovan; Gene genealogy; Neanderthal; Population genetics
Dissertation Name Doctor of Philosophy
Language eng
Rights Management ©Ryan James Bohlender
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 26,978 bytes
Identifier etd3/id/4019
ARK ark:/87278/s6t472cr
Setname ir_etd
Date Created 2016-08-02
Date Modified 2017-05-22
ID 197569
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t472cr
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