Joanna L Mountain

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Affiliation: Stanford University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc SNPSTRs: empirically derived, rapidly typed, autosomal haplotypes for inference of population history and mutational processes
    Joanna L Mountain
    Department of Anthropological Sciences, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Genome Res 12:1766-72. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Assessing genetic contributions to phenotypic differences among 'racial' and 'ethnic' groups
    Joanna L Mountain
    Department of Anthropological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 2117, USA
    Nat Genet 36:S48-53. 2004
  3. pmc Impact of human population history on distributions of individual-level genetic distance
    Joanna L Mountain
    Department of Anthropological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 2117, USA
    Hum Genomics 2:4-19. 2005
  4. pmc Y-chromosomal evidence of a pastoralist migration through Tanzania to southern Africa
    Brenna M Henn
    Department of Anthropology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94035 2117, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:10693-8. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Characterizing the time dependency of human mitochondrial DNA mutation rate estimates
    Brenna M Henn
    Department of Anthropology, Stanford University, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 26:217-30. 2009
  6. pmc Hunter-gatherer genomic diversity suggests a southern African origin for modern humans
    Brenna M Henn
    Department of Genetics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:5154-62. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Detecting past population bottlenecks using temporal genetic data
    Uma Ramakrishnan
    Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94035 5020, USA
    Mol Ecol 14:2915-22. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Precision and accuracy of divergence time estimates from STR and SNPSTR variation
    Uma Ramakrishnan
    Department of Anthropological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 21:1960-71. 2004
  9. pmc REJECTOR: software for population history inference from genetic data via a rejection algorithm
    Matthew J Jobin
    Department of Anthropology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Bioinformatics 24:2936-7. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint African Y chromosome and mtDNA divergence provides insight into the history of click languages
    Alec Knight
    Department of Anthropological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Curr Biol 13:464-73. 2003

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Publications15

  1. pmc SNPSTRs: empirically derived, rapidly typed, autosomal haplotypes for inference of population history and mutational processes
    Joanna L Mountain
    Department of Anthropological Sciences, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Genome Res 12:1766-72. 2002
    ..Here, we illustrate the approach with two SNPSTR systems. Although even one system provides insight into population history, the power of the approach lies in combining results from multiple SNPSTR systems...
  2. ncbi request reprint Assessing genetic contributions to phenotypic differences among 'racial' and 'ethnic' groups
    Joanna L Mountain
    Department of Anthropological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 2117, USA
    Nat Genet 36:S48-53. 2004
    ..Further, we suggest approaches and guidelines for assessing the contribution of genetic factors to between-group phenotypic differences, including studies of candidate genes and analyses of recently admixed populations...
  3. pmc Impact of human population history on distributions of individual-level genetic distance
    Joanna L Mountain
    Department of Anthropological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 2117, USA
    Hum Genomics 2:4-19. 2005
    ..Analysis of short tandem repeat genotype data for over 1,000 individuals from 52 populations is consistent with dramatic differences in population histories across human groups...
  4. pmc Y-chromosomal evidence of a pastoralist migration through Tanzania to southern Africa
    Brenna M Henn
    Department of Anthropology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94035 2117, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:10693-8. 2008
    ..Our Y-chromosomal evidence supports a demic diffusion model of pastoralism from eastern to southern Africa approximately 2,000 years ago...
  5. doi request reprint Characterizing the time dependency of human mitochondrial DNA mutation rate estimates
    Brenna M Henn
    Department of Anthropology, Stanford University, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 26:217-30. 2009
    ..Our findings suggest that human mtDNA estimates of dates of population and phylogenetic events should be adjusted in light of this time dependency of the mutation rate estimates...
  6. pmc Hunter-gatherer genomic diversity suggests a southern African origin for modern humans
    Brenna M Henn
    Department of Genetics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:5154-62. 2011
    ..However, African hunter-gatherer populations continue to maintain the highest levels of genetic diversity in the world...
  7. ncbi request reprint Detecting past population bottlenecks using temporal genetic data
    Uma Ramakrishnan
    Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94035 5020, USA
    Mol Ecol 14:2915-22. 2005
    ..Choice of genetic region is critical, as mutation rate heavily influences the extent to which temporal sampling yields novel information regarding the demographic history of populations...
  8. ncbi request reprint Precision and accuracy of divergence time estimates from STR and SNPSTR variation
    Uma Ramakrishnan
    Department of Anthropological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 21:1960-71. 2004
    ..Furthermore, the combination of estimates based separately on STR and SNPSTR variation provides insight into the age of the derived SNP alleles. In light of our simulations, we interpret estimates from data for human populations...
  9. pmc REJECTOR: software for population history inference from genetic data via a rejection algorithm
    Matthew J Jobin
    Department of Anthropology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Bioinformatics 24:2936-7. 2008
    ..The tests demonstrate the precision and accuracy of estimation made possible using this approach. AVAILABILITY: http://www.rejector.org..
  10. ncbi request reprint African Y chromosome and mtDNA divergence provides insight into the history of click languages
    Alec Knight
    Department of Anthropological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Curr Biol 13:464-73. 2003
    ..Intriguingly, the language of the Hadzabe of eastern Africa, although not closely related to any other language, shares click consonants and accompaniments with languages of Khwe and San...
  11. pmc Serial coalescent simulations suggest a weak genealogical relationship between Etruscans and modern Tuscans
    Elise M S Belle
    Dipartimento di Biologia, Universita di Ferrara, Via Borsari, 46, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:8012-7. 2006
    ..If neither proves to be the case, this study strongly suggests that either the mitochondrial mutation rate is much higher than currently believed or the Etruscans left very few modern mitochondrial descendants...
  12. ncbi request reprint History of click-speaking populations of Africa inferred from mtDNA and Y chromosome genetic variation
    Sarah A Tishkoff
    Department of Biology, University of Maryland, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 24:2180-95. 2007
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  13. ncbi request reprint The importance of race and ethnic background in biomedical research and clinical practice
    Esteban Gonzalez Burchard
    Lung Biology Center, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0833, USA
    N Engl J Med 348:1170-5. 2003
  14. pmc Diet and the evolution of human amylase gene copy number variation
    George H Perry
    School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287, USA
    Nat Genet 39:1256-60. 2007
    ..Higher AMY1 copy numbers and protein levels probably improve the digestion of starchy foods and may buffer against the fitness-reducing effects of intestinal disease...
  15. ncbi request reprint Toward resolution of the debate regarding purported crypto-Jews in a Spanish-American population: evidence from the Y chromosome
    Wesley K Sutton
    Department of Anthropology, New York University, New York 10003, USA
    Ann Hum Biol 33:100-11. 2006
    ..Despite ethnographic criticisms, the notion of substantial crypto-Jewish ancestry among Spanish-Americans persists...