Reconstruction of major male and female lineages of the Strand Muslim community
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Initially, a pilot study was carried out in order to reconstruct the major paternal and maternal lineages of the Muslim population living in the Cape metropolitan area. The Study has shown the ability of molecular genetic tools to give insight into the origins and history of local communities. The study was also used as a point of reference for the Strand Muslim Community project. Genetic variations of the Y-chromosome and mitochondrial DNA for the pilot study were analyzed using the RFLP technique. The SNaPshot mini-sequencing technique was used to genotype single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) on the Y-chromosome and mitochondrial DNA in 115 males from the Strand Muslim community.