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A simulated annealing approach to define the genetic structure of populations
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The samova algorithm was applied to a set of European roe deer populations examined for their mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) HVRI diversity and the inferred genetic structure seemed to confirm the hypothesis that some Italian populations were recently reintroduced from a Balkanic stock. Expand
Robust Demographic Inference from Genomic and SNP Data
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A flexible and robust simulation-based framework to infer demographic parameters from the site frequency spectrum (SFS) computed on large genomic datasets and shows that it allows one to study evolutionary models of arbitrary complexity, which cannot be tackled by other current likelihood-based methods. Expand
A new scenario for the quaternary history of European beech populations: palaeobotanical evidence and genetic consequences.
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The largely complementary palaeobotanical and genetic data indicate that beech survived the last glacial period in multiple refuge areas and the modern genetic diversity was shaped over multiple glacial-interglacial cycles. Expand
Sequence and comparative analysis of the chicken genome provide unique perspectives on vertebrate evolution
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A draft genome sequence of the red jungle fowl, Gallus gallus, provides a new perspective on vertebrate genome evolution, while also improving the annotation of mammalian genomes. Expand
Evolutionary fate of retroposed gene copies in the human genome.
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It is found that the insertion of retrocopies into genes is generally deleterious, because it may interfere with the transcription of host genes, demonstrating that natural selection has been fundamental in shaping the retrocopy repertoire of the human genome. Expand
Inferring admixture proportions from molecular data: extension to any number of parental populations.
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The newly derived multiparental estimator is tested by Monte Carlo simulations and by generating artificial hybrid groups by pooling mtDNA samples from human populations and the general properties of the two-parental estimators seem to be retained. Expand
Emergence of Young Human Genes after a Burst of Retroposition in Primates
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It is concluded that retroduplication significantly contributed to the formation of recent human genes and that most new retrogenes were progressively recruited during primate evolution by natural and/or sexual selection to enhance male germline function. Expand
Mitochondrial DNA diversity in South America and the genetic history of Andean highlanders.
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Comparison of among-population variability of mtDNA and Y-chromosome DNA seems to indicate that South America is the only continent where the levels of differentiation are similar for maternal and paternal lineages. Expand
Distance from sub-Saharan Africa predicts mutational load in diverse human genomes
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It is concluded that many predicted deleterious mutations have evolved as if they were neutral during the expansion out of Africa, but that OOA populations are likely to have a higher mutation load due to increased allele frequencies of nearly neutral variants that are recessive or partially recessive. Expand
On the accumulation of deleterious mutations during range expansions.
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It is found that deleterious mutations accumulate steadily on the wave front during range expansions, thus creating an expansion load that can persist and represent a major fraction of the total mutation load for thousands of generations after the expansion. Expand
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