mtDNA Amerindian polymorphisms were studied in 108 inhabitants of Montevideo, Uruguay, using PCR RFLP analysis. Amerindian haplogroups were found in 20.4% of the sample. The frequency of Amerindian polymorphisms in Montevideo differed significantly from that observed in Tacuarembo´, a city about 400 km away, indicating the high level of variation within Uruguay. Results for mitochondrial markers indicate that admixture occurred primarily as a result of Amerindian females mating with European males.
Gascue, Cecilia; Mimbacas, Adriana; Sans, Mónica; Gallino, Juan Pablo; Bertoni, Bernardo; Hidalgo, Pedro; and Cardoso, Horacio
"Frequencies of the Four Major Amerindian mtDNA Haplogroups
in the Population of Montevideo, Uruguay,"
6, Article 10.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/humbiol/vol77/iss6/10