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Phylogeographic differentiation of mitochondrial DNA in Han Chinese.
To characterize the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) variation in Han Chinese from several provinces of China, we have sequenced the two hypervariable segments of the control region and the segment spanningExpand
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Single, Rapid Coastal Settlement of Asia Revealed by Analysis of Complete Mitochondrial Genomes
A recent dispersal of modern humans out of Africa is now widely accepted, but the routes taken across Eurasia are still disputed. We show that mitochondrial DNA variation in isolated “relict”Expand
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A canonical decomposition theory for metrics on a finite set
Abstract We consider specific additive decompositions d = d 1 + … + d n of metrics, defined on a finite set X (where a metric may give distance zero to pairs of distinct points). The simplestExpand
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The emerging limbs and twigs of the East Asian mtDNA tree.
We determine the phylogenetic backbone of the East Asian mtDNA tree by using published complete mtDNA sequences and assessing both coding and control region variation in 69 Han individuals fromExpand
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Harvesting the fruit of the human mtDNA tree.
Human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) studies have entered a new phase since the blossoming of complete genome analyses. Sequencing complete mtDNAs is more expensive and more labour intensive thanExpand
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Distance-hereditary graphs
Distance-hereditary graphs (sensu Howorka) are connected graphs in which all induced paths are isometric. Expand
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The molecular dissection of mtDNA haplogroup H confirms that the Franco-Cantabrian glacial refuge was a major source for the European gene pool.
Complete sequencing of 62 mitochondrial DNAs (mtDNAs) belonging (or very closely related) to haplogroup H revealed that this mtDNA haplogroup--by far the most common in Europe--is subdivided intoExpand
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The mtDNA Legacy of the Levantine Early Upper Palaeolithic in Africa
Sequencing of 81 entire human mitochondrial DNAs (mtDNAs) belonging to haplogroups M1 and U6 reveals that these predominantly North African clades arose in southwestern Asia and moved together toExpand
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Updating the East Asian mtDNA phylogeny: a prerequisite for the identification of pathogenic mutations.
Knowledge about the world phylogeny of human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is essential not only for evaluating the pathogenic role of specific mtDNA mutations but also for performing reliableExpand
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Assessing ancient DNA studies.
The study of ancient DNA has the potential to make significant and unique contributions to ecology and evolution. However, the techniques used contain inherent problems, particularly with regards toExpand
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