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Research Article

Evaluation of Group Genetic Ancestry of Populations from Philadelphia and Dakar in the Context of Sex-Biased Admixture in the Americas

  • Klara Stefflova mail,

    Klara.Stefflova@cancer.org.uk

    Affiliation: Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Matthew C. Dulik,

    Affiliation: Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Athma A. Pai,

    Affiliation: Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Amy H. Walker,

    Affiliation: Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Charnita M. Zeigler-Johnson,

    Affiliation: Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Serigne M. Gueye,

    Affiliation: Hôpital Général de Grand Yoff and Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal

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  • Theodore G. Schurr,

    Affiliation: Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Timothy R. Rebbeck

    Affiliations: Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Abramson Cancer Center, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Published: November 25, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0007842

About the Authors

Klara Stefflova, Amy H. Walker, Charnita M. Zeigler-Johnson, Timothy R. Rebbeck
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Matthew C. Dulik, Athma A. Pai, Theodore G. Schurr
Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Serigne M. Gueye
Hôpital Général de Grand Yoff and Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal
Timothy R. Rebbeck
Abramson Cancer Center, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: Klara.Stefflova@cancer.org.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KS TR. Performed the experiments: KS AAP. Analyzed the data: KS MCD AAP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AHW CMZJ SMG TR. Wrote the paper: KS TR. Initiated the project: TGS.