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Fig. 4 | BMC Evolutionary Biology

Fig. 4

From: Genetic diversity of the Thao people of Taiwan using Y-chromosome, mitochondrial DNA and HLA gene systems

Fig. 4

Thao haplogroup sharing distribution (right) and Multiple dimensional scaling plots (MDS, left) constructed based on Fst distances using haplogroup/haplotype frequencies distribution for three gene systems (a: Y-SNP, b: HLA-A-B-DRB1, and c: mtDNA) and relevant populations data from the literature [27, 31, 34, 36]. In each MDS plot, Thao is highlighted in yellow and colors characterizing other groups are described in the insert of “A”. Blue and black circles surrounding population groups indicate northern and southern groups of Taiwan recognized indigenous peoples. On the right, the light blue color above the bar-plots (labeled “others” on the right) represents polymorphism not seen in Thao. Grey colors represent non-Taiwan Aboriginal admixture. Although scarce in Fujian, the mtDNA haplogroup F4b1’ is considered to be a Taiwan indigenous peoples characteristic

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