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Mitochondrial DNA transit between West Asia and North Africa inferred from U6 phylogeography
BackgroundWorld-wide phylogeographic distribution of human complete mitochondrial DNA sequences suggested a West Asian origin for the autochthonous North African lineage U6. We report here a moreExpand
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The Atlas mountains as a biogeographical divide in North-West Africa: evidence from mtDNA evolution in the Agamid lizard Agama impalearis.
Since the early Miocene there have been several physical events within NW Africa that are likely to have had a major impact on its faunal diversity. Phylogeographical studies will shed new light onExpand
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Mitochondrial lineage M1 traces an early human backflow to Africa
BackgroundThe out of Africa hypothesis has gained generalized consensus. However, many specific questions remain unsettled. To know whether the two M and N macrohaplogroups that colonized EurasiaExpand
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Phylogeography of skinks (Chalcides) in the Canary Islands inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences
Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) evolution was investigated in skinks of the genus Chalcides found in the Canary Islands (Ch. sexlineatus, Ch. viridanus and Ch. simonyi), together with some North AfricanExpand
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Phylogeography and genetic structure of the Canarian common chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) inferred with mtDNA and microsatellite loci.
The widespread common chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) inhabits five of the seven Canary Islands. Sequences of the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene (1002bp) revealed new insights into the systematics andExpand
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Geographical structuring of mitochondrial DNA in Chalcides sexlineatus within the island of Gran Canaria
The skink Chalcides sexlineatus shows clear north–south ecology–correlated variation in morphology within the island of Gran Canaria. Detailed study of this variation previously supported theExpand
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Diversification of sympatric Sapromyza (Diptera: Lauxaniidae) from Madeira: six morphological species but only four mtDNA lineages.
A series of recent studies on speciation of insects within the Canary Islands have indicated considerable within-island diversification, similar to that described in the Hawaiian islands. Little workExpand
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Mitochondrial DNA evolution and population history of the Tenerife skink Chalcides viridanus
Recent studies of island lizards have suggested that historical vicariance as a result of volcanism may have played an important role in shaping patterns of within‐island genetic diversity. TheExpand
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The history of the North African mitochondrial DNA haplogroup U6 gene flow into the African, Eurasian and American continents
BackgroundComplete mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) genome analyses have greatly improved the phylogeny and phylogeography of human mtDNA. Human mitochondrial DNA haplogroup U6 has been considered as aExpand
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Mitochondrial DNA control region diversity in the endangered blue chaffinch, Fringilla teydea
The blue chaffinch (Fringilla teydea) is found only on the two central Canary Islands of Gran Canaria and Tenerife, where it is restricted to pine forest habitat. It is reasonably abundant on theExpand
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