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

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. Contact person: Cesar Fortes-Lima, Ph.D. Research Fellow in Population and Evolutionary Genetics, Department of Genetic Medicine and McKusick-Nathans Institute, Miller Research Building, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA Email: cfortes2@jh.edu Cesar Fortes-Lima, Ph.D. Associated Researcher, Human Evolution Program, Department of Organismal Biology, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden Telf: 0046 (0)793 470 739 Website: http://katalog.uu.se/profile/?id=N18-1379 Email: cesar.fortes-lima@ebc.uu.se

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Dataset ID Description Technology Samples
EGAD00010001283 Illumina 229
Publications Citations
Genome-wide Ancestry and Demographic History of African-Descendant Maroon Communities from French Guiana and Suriname.
Am J Hum Genet 101: 2017 725-736
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