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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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Neandertal DNA Sequences and the Origin of Modern Humans
DNA was extracted from the Neandertal-type specimen found in 1856 in western Germany. By sequencing clones from short overlapping PCR products, a hitherto unknown mitochondrial (mt) DNA sequence wasExpand
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Mitochondrial DNA and human evolution
  • M. Stoneking
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of bioenergetics and biomembranes
  • 1 June 1994
For the past seven years or so, much discussion and controversy in the field of human evolution has revolved around the application and interpretation of studies of human mitochondrial DNA variation,Expand
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A New Approach for Using Genome Scans to Detect Recent Positive Selection in the Human Genome
Genome-wide scanning for signals of recent positive selection is essential for a comprehensive and systematic understanding of human adaptation. Here, we present a genomic survey of recent localExpand
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Alu insertion polymorphisms and human evolution: evidence for a larger population size in Africa.
Alu insertion polymorphisms (polymorphisms consisting of the presence/absence of an Alu element at a particular chromosomal location) offer several advantages over other nuclear DNA polymorphisms forExpand
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Characteristics and frequency of germline mutations at microsatellite loci from the human Y chromosome, as revealed by direct observation in father/son pairs.
A number of applications of analysis of human Y-chromosome microsatellite loci to human evolution and forensic science require reliable estimates of the mutation rate and knowledge of the mutationalExpand
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Dual origins of the Japanese: common ground for hunter-gatherer and farmer Y chromosomes
AbstractHistoric Japanese culture evolved from at least two distinct migrations that originated on the Asian continent. Hunter-gatherers arrived before land bridges were submerged after the lastExpand
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Human mtDNA and Y-chromosome variation is correlated with matrilocal versus patrilocal residence
Genetic differences among human populations are usually larger for the Y chromosome than for mtDNA. One possible explanation is the higher rate of female versus male migration due to the widespreadExpand
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Haplotype Diversity and Linkage Disequilibrium at Human G6PD: Recent Origin of Alleles That Confer Malarial Resistance
The frequencies of low-activity alleles of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase in humans are highly correlated with the prevalence of malaria. These “deficiency” alleles are thought to provide reducedExpand
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Ancient west Eurasian ancestry in southern and eastern Africa
Significance The hunter–gatherer and pastoralist populations of southern Africa are among the culturally, linguistically, and genetically most diverse human populations. However, little is knownExpand
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