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Genome-wide evidence of Austronesian-Bantu admixture and cultural reversion in a hunter-gatherer group of Madagascar

Overview of attention for article published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, January 2014
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Title
Genome-wide evidence of Austronesian-Bantu admixture and cultural reversion in a hunter-gatherer group of Madagascar
Published in
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, January 2014
DOI 10.1073/pnas.1321860111
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Authors

D. Pierron, H. Razafindrazaka, L. Pagani, F.-X. Ricaut, T. Antao, M. Capredon, C. Sambo, C. Radimilahy, J.-A. Rakotoarisoa, R. M. Blench, T. Letellier, T. Kivisild

Abstract

Linguistic and cultural evidence suggest that Madagascar was the final point of two major dispersals of Austronesian- and Bantu-speaking populations. Today, the Mikea are described as the last-known Malagasy population reported to be still practicing a hunter-gatherer lifestyle. It is unclear, however, whether the Mikea descend from a remnant population that existed before the arrival of Austronesian and Bantu agriculturalists or whether it is only their lifestyle that separates them from the other contemporary populations of South Madagascar. To address these questions we have performed a genome-wide analysis of >700,000 SNP markers on 21 Mikea, 24 Vezo, and 24 Temoro individuals, together with 50 individuals from Bajo and Lebbo populations from Indonesia. Our analyses of these data in the context of data available from other Southeast Asian and African populations reveal that all three Malagasy populations are derived from the same admixture event involving Austronesian and Bantu sources. In contrast to the fact that most of the vocabulary of the Malagasy speakers is derived from the Barito group of the Austronesian language family, we observe that only one-third of their genetic ancestry is related to the populations of the Java-Kalimantan-Sulawesi area. Because no additional ancestry components distinctive for the Mikea were found, it is likely that they have adopted their hunter-gatherer way of life through cultural reversion, and selection signals suggest a genetic adaptation to their new lifestyle.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 2%
Japan 2 2%
United Kingdom 2 2%
France 1 1%
Netherlands 1 1%
Germany 1 1%
Unknown 76 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 20 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 21%
Professor 7 8%
Student > Bachelor 7 8%
Student > Master 7 8%
Other 19 22%
Unknown 7 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 33 39%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11 13%
Social Sciences 11 13%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 5 6%
Environmental Science 4 5%
Other 11 13%
Unknown 10 12%

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