- •MtDNA control region sequences of 317 Kashmiri individuals from Pakistan.
- •Kashmiri population has a high haplotype diversity but low random match probability.
- •The matrilineal structure of Kashmiri resembles typical South Asian populations.
- •The data are available through EMPOP accession number EMP00679.
The mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) control region (nucleotide position 16024-576) sequences were generated through Sanger sequencing method for 317 self-identified Kashmiris from all districts of Azad Jammu & Kashmir Pakistan. The population sample set showed a total of 251 haplotypes, with a relatively high haplotype diversity (0.9977) and a low random match probability (0.54%). The containing matrilineal lineages belonging to three different phylogeographic origins of Western Eurasian (48.9%), South Asian (47.0%) and East Asian (4.1%). The present study was compared to previous data from Pakistan and other worldwide populations (Central Asia, Western Asia, and East & Southeast Asia). The dataset is made available through EMPOP under accession number EMP00679 and will serve as an mtDNA reference database in forensic casework in Pakistan.
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Published online: August 28, 2016
Accepted: August 26, 2016
Received in revised form: August 24, 2016
Received: May 20, 2016
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