Saitou Group • Population Genetics Laboratory

Genome evolution of organisms with special reference to human


Research Summary

We study genome evolution of organisms mainly through computer analyses. We are particularly interested in evolution of modern humans and primate and mammalian evolution toward human. Research interests are (1) genome data analysis of modern humans with special reference to those in Japanese Archipelago including ancient DNA, (2) lineagespecific evolutionary changes at different levels of organism groups such as Hominidae, primates, mammals, and vertebrates, (3) development of methods useful for evolutionary genomic studies.

Past demographic changes estimated from genome data. From Figure 7a of Kanzawa-Kiriyama et al. (2019).

Selected Publications

Kanzawa-Kiriyama H., Jinam T. A., Saitou N. et al. (2019) Late Jomon male and female genome sequences from the Funadomari site in Hokkaido, Japan. Anthropological Science, vol.127, pp.83–108.

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