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dc.contributor.advisorCrawford, Michael H.
dc.contributor.authorTheyab, Jasem
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-03T03:06:40Z
dc.date.available2010-10-03T03:06:40Z
dc.date.issued2010-06-14
dc.date.submitted2010
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/ku:11015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/6721
dc.description.abstractIn the past few decades, researchers using human mitochondrial DNA (mt-DNA) have significantly contributed to our knowledge of human evolution and migration. The Arabian Peninsula is assumed to be one of the first inhabited regions following the expansion of early Homo sapiens out of Africa. Kuwait is located in the Northeast portion of the Arabian Peninsula. This thesis investigated the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) genetic variation in 117 unrelated individuals to determine the genetic structure of the Kuwaiti population and compared the Kuwaiti population to their neighboring populations. Restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) and mt-DNA sequencing analyses were used to answer the investigated questions. The result showed that the Kuwaiti population has a high frequency of haplogroup pre-HV similar to other Arabian populations. Furthermore, the MDS plot showed that the Kuwaiti population is clustered with neighboring populations, including Iran and Saudi Arabia, but not Iraq.
dc.format.extent69 pages
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
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dc.subjectPhysical anthropology
dc.subjectBiology
dc.subjectGenetics
dc.subjectMolecular biology
dc.subjectArabian peninsula
dc.subjectGenetic structure
dc.subjectKuwait
dc.subjectMitochondrial dna
dc.subjectPopulation
dc.subjectRflp
dc.titleThe Genetic Structure of the Kuwaiti Population: Mitochondrial DNA Markers
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.cmtememberMielke, James
dc.contributor.cmtememberSmith, Deborah
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineAnthropology
dc.thesis.degreeLevelM.A.
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