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Le peuplement amerindien de la Guyane française :
Apport des marqueurs moléculaires

Abstract : To better understand the Amerindian peopling of French Guiana, six populations (Palikur, Emerillon, Kaliña, Wayampi, Apalaí and Matsiguenga) were analysed in relation to mtDNA and Y-chromosome genetic markers, and three of them tested for seven autosomal loci. Genetic material (DNA) has been extracted from serum or red-cell samples and DNA analysis were performed using the PCR-RFLP method coupled with sequencing of the HVS-I region of the mtDNA to detect the major Amerindian genetic components. The present work demonstrates that genetic drift does not act as the principal evolutive force. Furthermore, it strenghtens the importance of an interdisciplinary approach in any anthropological study. Finally, the role of recent historical events in the Amerindian settlement of French Guiana is to be considered, notably those involving non-Amerindian populations.
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Stéphane Mazières. Le peuplement amerindien de la Guyane française :
Apport des marqueurs moléculaires. Anthropologie biologique. Université Paul Sabatier - Toulouse III; Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, 2006. Français. ⟨tel-00153008⟩



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