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mtDNA analysis of Nile River Valley populations: A genetic corridor or a barrier to migration?
TLDR
It is concluded that human migrations between Egypt and Nubia probably occurred within the past few hundred to few thousand years and that the migration from north to south was either earlier or lesser in the extent of gene flow than the Migration from south to north.
Global Patterns of Linkage Disequilibrium at the CD4 Locus and Modern Human Origins
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A global pattern of haplotype variation and linkage disequilibrium suggests a common and recent African origin for all non-African human populations.
The retrieval of ancient human DNA sequences.
TLDR
These results show that more experimental work than is often applied is necessary to ensure that DNA sequences amplified from ancient human remains are authentic and quantitation of the numbers of amplifiable molecules is a useful tool to determine the role of contaminating contemporary molecules and PCR errors in amplifications from ancient DNA.
Inactivation of CMP-N-acetylneuraminic acid hydroxylase occurred prior to brain expansion during human evolution
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The studies indicate that the CMAH gene was inactivated shortly before the time when brain expansion began in humankind's ancestry, ≈2.1–2.2 mya.
DNA sequence of the mitochondrial hypervariable region II from the neandertal type specimen.
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The results support the concept that the Neandertal mtDNA evolved separately from that of modern humans for a substantial amount of time and lends no support to the idea that they contributed mtDNA to contemporary modern humans.
A view of Neandertal genetic diversity
Ancient DNA: Methodological challenges
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Qualitative approaches with which the difficulty of verifying results by reproduction can be alleviated are described in order to ensure that results are scientific in the sense that they can be reproduced by others.
Ancient DNA analyses reveal high mitochondrial DNA sequence diversity and parallel morphological evolution of late pleistocene cave bears.
Cave bears (Ursus spelaeus) existed in Europe and western Asia until the end of the last glaciation some 10,000 years ago. To investigate the genetic diversity, population history, and relationship
A prequel to Nollywood: South African photo novels and their pan-African consumption in the late 1960s
This article interrogates the history of the photo novel in Africa with particular reference to African Film, a magazine of almost pan-African circulation, published between 1968 and 1972 in South
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