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Table 1 Diversity statistics estimated for four major pigmentation genes and four worldwide populations

From: Contrasting signals of positive selection in genes involved in human skin-color variation from tests based on SNP scans and resequencing

Gene (number of base pairs sequenced) Population Sample size, n Haplotypes, n Polymorphic sites, n Nucleotide diversity (×10-4) Watterson's estimator ( θ w )
       Absolute number ×10-4 per site
OCA2 (6729) Worldwide 98 27 47    
  African (YRI) 24 14 34 12.7 7.66 11.4
  European (CEU) 24 6 23 10.9 5.18 7.7
  East Asian (CHB) 24 6 22 8.4 4.96 7.4
  South Asian (BRU) 26 10 23 10.6 5.09 7.6
TYRP1 (4780) Worldwide 98 34 35    
  African (YRI) 24 15 22 7.2 4.96 10.4
  European (CUE) 24 9 15 8.1 3.38 7.1
  East Asian (CHB) 24 14 18 4.7 4.06 8.5
  South Asian (BRU) 26 7 14 8.5 3.1 6.5
DCT (4905) Worldwide 97 23 31    
  African (YRI) 24 12 26 8.9 5.9 11.9
  European (CEU) 24 7 16 6.9 3.6 7.4
  East Asian (CHB) 24 7 15 9 3.4 6.9
  South Asian (BRU) 25 11 18 11.5 4 8.2
KITLG (5869) Worldwide 97 26 33    
  African (YRI) 24 15 27 10.8 6.1 10.4
  European (CEU) 24 6 18 9 4.1 6.9
  East Asian (CHB) 24 8 21 10.8 4.7 8.1
  South Asian (BRU) 25 10 18 9.3 4 6.8
  1. BRU, Brahui from Pakistan; CHB, Han Chinese from Beijing; CEU, Council for Education on Public Health Utah; YRI, Yoruba from Ibadan, Nigeria.
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