Y-chromosome-specific polymorphisms p49f-a/TaqI were studied in a sample of 68 French Polynesians, and five haplotypes were observed. Three of them were haplotypes characteristic of European ancestry. The mean haplotype (45.6%) in French Polynesia is haplotype XV, a typical western European haplotype. Such an elevated frequency of European haplotypes is due to male gene flow from Europeans in French Polynesia.
"Paternal European Ancestry in French Polynesia Detected by
1, Article 12.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/humbiol/vol75/iss1/12