Table 1 Genes harboring a high frequency of archaic segments in the Yoruba and Mende populations.

Genes were selected by ranking the union of the set of putative archaic segments by frequency in either the Mende or Yoruba population and selecting the top 10 genes. Genes in bold denote frequencies greater than 50% in the respective population.

ChromosomeGene nameFrequency
(Yoruba)
Frequency
(Mende)
Gene type
chr1RP11-286M16.10.840.81lincRNA
chr4KCNIP40.730.69Protein coding
chr6MTFR20.670.78Protein coding
chr8TRPS10.710.75Protein coding
chr12RP11-125N22.20.120.88Pseudogene
chr16HSD17B20.740.68Protein coding
chr17NF10.830.85Protein coding
chr17KRT18P610.840.36Pseudogene
chr21MIR125B20.760.64MicroRNA