Mexican Women’s Mitochondrial DNA Primarily Native American

For mtDNA variation, some studies have measured Native American, European and African contributions to Mexican and Mexican American populations, revealing 85 to 90% of mtDNA lineages are of Native American origin, with the remainder having European (5-7%) or African ancestry (3-5%).

 

See on nativeheritageproject.com

See on 500nations.us

One thought on “Mexican Women’s Mitochondrial DNA Primarily Native American

  1. Tanya September 2, 2013 / 6:04 am

    I always thought that Mexicans were mostly from Spanish colonials. Interesting study!

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