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Peopling Austronesia

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Peopling Austronesia
Peopling Austronesia

Peopling Austronesia: Moodley et al. 2009

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Caption: The distribution of H. pylori populations in Asia and the Pacific. The proportions of haplotypes at each sampling location (red numbers; table S1) that were assigned to different bacterial populations are displayed as pie charts whose sizes indicate the numbers of haplotypes. The geographic location of Melanesia and Polynesia is depicted. The term "Austronesia" refers to the entire region inhabited by Austronesian speaking people from Madagascar through to the Easter Islands. (Inset) A detailed map of Taiwan showing the distribution of aboriginal tribes.

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For more information, see the following:

Gray, R. D., A. J. Drummond, and S. J. Greenhill 2009 Language Phylogenies Reveal Expansion Pulses and Pauses in Pacific Settlement. Science 323(5913):479-483.

Moodley, Yoshan, et al. 2009 The Peopling of the Pacific from a Bacterial Perspective. Science 323(23):527-530.

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