β-globin gene cluster haplotype frequencies of 169 Khalkhs and 145 Buryats were estimated, and their characteristics were compared with those of Evenkis, Oroqens, Koreans, Japanese, and three Colombian Amerindian groups. The present study suggests that Colombian Amerindians diverged first from Asian populations and then Buryats diverged from other Asian populations.
Shimizu, Koji; Tokimasa, Kozue; Takeuchi, Yukiko; and Gereksaikhan, Tudevdagva
"β-Globin Gene Cluster Haplotype Frequencies in Khalkhs and Buryats of Mongolia,"
6, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/humbiol/vol78/iss6/7