Genetic relationship of populations in China by
J. Y. Chua,b, W. Huangb,c, S. Q. Kuangc, J. M. Wangc, J. J. Xud, Z. T. Chua, Z. Q. Yanga, K. Q. Lina, P. Lie, M. Wuf, Z. C. Gengg, C. C. Tang, R. F. Dud, and L. Jing,h,i
Results of their finding?
The phylogeny based on 30 microsatellites (Fig. 1A) revealed a clear distinction between southern and northern Chinese populations, although the number of Chinese populations included in this phylogeny is small. Three northern Chinese populations clustered with the Japanese and Korean as expected.
In Fig. 1B, two clusters for the northern populations are discernible. Altaic language-speaking Buryat, Yakut, Uyghur, and Manchu clustered with the Korean and Japanese, two language isolates but closely related to Altaic. Two Han populations, one from north China and the other from Yunnan, also contributed to this cluster (cluster N1). Another Altaic language-speaking population, Ewenki, formed a cluster (cluster N2) with Tibetan, Tujia, and Hui, all of which were originally derived from the northern populations though currently living in the western part of China (21).
Populations of southern origin formed three clusters. In the first south cluster (S1), Blang, an Austro-Asiatic population, grouped with Deang, Aini, Lahu, and Dai, all sampled from the southwest part of Yunnan. This lineage then clustered with three populations from Taiwan (Paiwan, Atayal, and Yami), probably reflecting the origin of Taiwanese Aborigines and thus Polynesians from Southeast Asia. The fourth Taiwanese aboriginal population, Ami, forms a separate cluster with Han Chinese of southern origin living in the U.S. before they joined the previous cluster to form cluster S1. The second southern group consists of three Daic populations (Li, Dong, and Yao from Jinxiu) all from Guangxi or Hainan, two Hmong-Mien populations (She and Yao speaking Punu), Cambodian (a Austro-Asiatic population), Yi and Han from Henan (cluster S2). The second northern lineage (cluster N2) consists of mostly western populations derived from this southern group except Ewenki. Jingpo and Wa formed the third southern lineage (cluster S3). In this phylogeny, populations in East Asia can be divided into two groups: a northern group consisting of populations in cluster N1 and a southern group including all southern populations (clusters S1, S2, and S3) and the second cluster of northern origin (cluster N2).
QUOTE (hanzhongrenshi @ Mar 31 2006, 07:13 PM)
It is ridiculous.
So what did you find so ridiculous?