Inferring genome-wide patterns of admixture in Qataris using fifty-five ancestral populations Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Genetics, Population
  • Genome, Human


  • By simultaneously using the 55 world populations from the Human Genome Diversity Panel, SupportMix was able to extract the fine-scale ancestry of the Qatar population, providing many new observations concerning the ancestry of the region. For example, as well as recapitulating the three major sub-populations in Qatar, composed of mainly Arabic, Persian, and African ancestry, SupportMix additionally identifies the specific ancestry of the Persian group to populations sampled in Greater Persia rather than from China and the ancestry of the African group to sub-Saharan origin and not Southern African Bantu origin as previously thought.

publication date

  • June 26, 2012



  • Academic Article



  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3512499

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1186/1471-2156-13-49

PubMed ID

  • 22734698

Additional Document Info

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