Genome-wide Ancestry and Demographic History of African-Descendant Maroon Communities from French Guiana and Surname.

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
EGAS00001002535 Other

Study Description

The transatlantic slave trade (TAST) was the largest forced migration in world history. However, the origins of the enslaved Africans and their admixture dynamics remain unclear. To investigate the demographic history of African-descendant Marron populations, we generated genome-wide SNP data (4.3 million markers) from 107 individuals from three African-descendant populations in South America, as well as 124 individuals from six west African populations to complement underrepresented African data sets. Our study sheds additional light on the demographic consequences of the TAST and illustrates how genetic data can complement historical sources.

Study Datasets 1 dataset.

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Dataset ID Description Technology Samples
Illumina HumanOmni5-Quad BeadChips
Illumina 229

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