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Median-joining networks for inferring intraspecific phylogenies.
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A method for constructing networks from recombination-free population data that combines features of Kruskal's algorithm for finding minimum spanning trees by favoring short connections, and Farris's maximum-parsimony (MP) heuristic algorithm, which sequentially adds new vertices called "median vectors", except that the MJ method does not resolve ties. Expand
Mitochondrial portraits of human populations using median networks.
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A novel network approach for portraying mtDNA relationships is proposed that reduces the complexity of the network by identifying parallelisms and is guided by a compatibility argument and an additional source of phylogenetic information: the frequencies of the mitochondrial haplotypes. Expand
Origin and evolution of Native American mtDNA variation: a reappraisal.
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Reappraising mtDNA control region sequences from aboriginal Siberians and Native Americans confirms in agreement with linguistic, archaeological and climatic evidence that the major wave of migration brought one population, ancestral to the Amerinds, from northeastern Siberia to America 20,000-25,000 years ago. Expand
Mitochondrial footprints of human expansions in Africa.
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Eurasian sequences are derived from essentially one sequence within this ancient cluster, even though a diverse mitochondrial pool was present in Africa at the time. Expand
Paleolithic and neolithic lineages in the European mitochondrial gene pool.
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It follows that the major extant lineages throughout Europe predate the Neolithic expansion and that the spread of agriculture was a substantially indigenous development accompanied by only a relatively minor component of contemporary Middle Eastern agriculturalists. Expand
mtDNA variation among Greenland Eskimos: the edge of the Beringian expansion.
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The data are in agreement with the view that the present Greenland Eskimos essentially descend from Alaskan Neo-Eskimos, and major mtDNA types shared between Na Dene and Eskimo are demonstrated. Expand
A mitochondrial stratigraphy for island southeast Asia.
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It is demonstrated that mitochondrial DNA diversity in the region is extremely high and includes a large number of indigenous clades, suggesting that, if an agriculturalist migration did take place in ISEA, it was demographically minor, at least with regard to the involvement of women. Expand
Mitochondrial DNA and the origins of the domestic horse
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The extensive genetic diversity of these 77 ancestral mares leads us to conclude that several distinct horse populations were involved in the domestication of the horse. Expand
Genetic Discontinuity Between Local Hunter-Gatherers and Central Europe’s First Farmers
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Together, these analyses provide persuasive evidence that the first farmers were not the descendants of local hunter-gatherers but immigrated into central Europe at the onset of the Neolithic. Expand
An Aboriginal Australian Genome Reveals Separate Human Dispersals into Asia
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It is shown that Aboriginal Australians are descendants of an early human dispersal into eastern Asia, possibly 62,000 to 75,000 years ago, which is separate from the one that gave rise to modern Asians 25, thousands of years ago. Expand
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