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Microevolution, Migration, and the Population Structure of Five Amerindian Populations from Nicaragua and Costa Rica
Objective: This research examines the coevolution of languages and uniparental genetic marker (mitochondrial DNA [mtDNA] and nonrecombining Y-chromosome [NRY]) variation within five Lower Central American (Rama, Chorotega, ...
Population history and mitochondrial genetic substructure of the rama Amerindians from Nicaragua
The Rama are a coastal population from Southern Nicaragua who in large part were able to resist, at least for a time, the cultural changes and social reorganization brought on by colonial and modern influences. ...
Effect of Recent Historical Events on Migration and Isonymic Stratification among the Rama Amerindians from Nicaragua
The Rama Amerindians from southern Nicaragua are one of few indigenous populations inhabiting the east coast and lowlands of southern Central America. Early-eighteenth-century ethnohistorical accounts depicted the Rama ...
Genetic structure and biodemography of the Rama amerindians from the southern caribbean coast of Nicaragua
This dissertation examines the evolutionary impact of recent historical events on the population structure of the Rama Amerindians who inhabit the southern Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, by analyzing the mitochondrial DNA ...