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African populations and the evolution of human mitochondrial DNA.
The proposal that all mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) types in contemporary humans stem from a common ancestor present in an African population some 200,000 years ago has attracted much attention. To studyExpand
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Genetic analyses from ancient DNA.
About 20 years ago, DNA sequences were separately described from the quagga (a type of zebra) and an ancient Egyptian individual. What made these DNA sequences exceptional was that they were derivedExpand
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Mitochondrial DNA sequences in single hairs from a southern African population.
Hypervariable parts of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) were amplified enzymatically and sequenced directly by using genomic DNA from single plucked human hairs. This method has been applied to study mtDNAExpand
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mtDNA control-region sequence variation suggests multiple independent origins of an "Asian-specific" 9-bp deletion in sub-Saharan Africans.
The intergenic COII/tRNA(Lys) 9-bp deletion in human mtDNA, which is found at varying frequencies in Asia, Southeast Asia, Polynesia, and the New World, was also found in 81 of 919 sub-SaharanExpand
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Population variation of human mtDNA control region sequences detected by enzymatic amplification and sequence-specific oligonucleotide probes.
A method for detecting sequence variation of hypervariable segments of the mtDNA control region was developed. The technique uses hybridization of sequence-specific oligonucleotide (SSO) probes toExpand
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Chimpanzee genomic diversity reveals ancient admixture with bonobos
Of chimpanzees and bonobos Modern non-African human genomes contain genomic remnants that suggest that there was interbreeding between ancient humans and archaic hominoid lineages. Now, de Manuel etExpand
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The effects of sequence length and oligonucleotide mismatches on 5' exonuclease assay efficiency.
Although increasingly used for DNA quantification, little is known of the dynamics of the 5' exonuclease assay, particularly in relation to amplicon length and mismatches at oligonucleotide bindingExpand
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Evolution of human mitochondrial DNA
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Evaluating genetic capture‐recapture using a chimpanzee population of known size
Genetic capture-recapture (CR) estimates of population size have potential for aiding the conservation and management of rare or elusive animals. To date, few studies have explored the performance ofExpand
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