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Response to Comment on "Reconstructing the Origin of Andaman Islanders"

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Science  27 Jan 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5760, pp. 470
DOI: 10.1126/science.1120670


The mitochondrial DNA coding region substitutions shared by the Andamanese and two Rajbanshi individuals suggests the early split of M31 from some continental Indian mitochondrial DNA lineages at the time depth 11/14 of the age of haplogroup M. This is still consistent with the ancient isolation of these gene pools, albeit not as early as the initial phase of human migration out of Africa.

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