such as "Introduction", "Conclusion"..etc
AA: Austro-Asiatic; IE: Indo-European; DR: Dravidian; TB:
Tibeto-Burman; ky: Thousand Years; kyBP: Thousand Years Before Present;
yBP: Years Before Present; mtDNA: Mitochondrial DNA; rCRS: Revised
Cambridge Reference Sequence; np: Nucleotide Position; PCR: Polymerase
Chain Reaction; MPD: Mean Pairwise Differences; AMOVA: Analysis of
Molecular Variance; MRCA: Most Recent Common Ancestor; MCMC: Markov
Chain Monte Carlo; SD: Standard Deviation.
SK, KU, PK and PBSVP carried out initial screening and complete
mtDNA sequencing of the data. SK and RRR did sequence alignment and all
the phylogenetic analysis. PAM, BD, MK, DX and SYS contributed samples.
SK drafted the manuscript. VRR conceived the study, participated in its
design and coordination also helped to improve the manuscript. All
authors read and approved the final manuscript.
This work is essentially a part of the Anthropological Survey of
India's project "DNA polymorphisms in contemporary Indian populations
and phylogeny of India"; we express our gratitude to the Ministry of
Culture, Government of India for supporting the project. We are
thankful to a large number of anonymous subjects from different parts
of India who voluntarily participated in this study and provided blood
sample. We are also thankful to community leaders, state officials,
medical and paramedical staff for their valuable help during the
collection of samples. Our sincere thanks are due to officials of
Anthropological Survey of India for providing technical and
administrative support at various organizational levels.
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