Human Molecular Genetics , 2008, 17 ; 6, 789–799; doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddm350

The authors would like to apologise for a problem with the layout of Table  7 .

The correct layout is reproduced below.

Table 7.

C and S Benin absolute allele ages

Recombination rate in the HSR region R × 10 −3 estimates based on ‘new’ SNPs haplotypes  estimates based on ‘new’ STR haplotypes a 
 upstream downstream  (ATTTT) n  (AT) x T y 
  S Benin  S Benin  S Benin  S Benin 
2.9 b 120 28  <500 f  <500 f 64 17  < 100 g  < 100 g 
3.8 c 92 22   56 15   
5.7 d 61 14   44 12   
7.1 e 49 11   38 10   
Recombination rate in the HSR region R × 10 −3 estimates based on ‘new’ SNPs haplotypes  estimates based on ‘new’ STR haplotypes a 
 upstream downstream  (ATTTT) n  (AT) x T y 
  S Benin  S Benin  S Benin  S Benin 
2.9 b 120 28  <500 f  <500 f 64 17  < 100 g  < 100 g 
3.8 c 92 22   56 15   
5.7 d 61 14   44 12   
7.1 e 49 11   38 10   

The estimates (no. of generations) have been obtained by the procedures described in Materials and Methods (‘Statistical Methods’ section).

a Rate of production 0.0009 (see Materials and Methods).

b–e Recombination rate estimates according to refs 20,13,22; and 23, respectively.

f On the hypothesis of 500 generations and considering the C and S Benin sample size, 54 and 34 respectively, one would have expected 3.8 C and 2.4 S Benin ‘new’ haplotypes (see Materials and Methods), whereas none was found (Table 2).

g On the hypothesis of 100 generations and considering the C and S Benin sample size, 63 and 58 respectively, one would have expected 5.7 C and 5.2 S Benin ‘new’ haplotypes (see Materials and Methods), whereas none was found (Table 5).