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Polynesian genetic affinities with Southeast Asian populations as identified by mtDNA analysis.
Polynesian genetic affinities to populations of Asia were studied using mtDNA markers. A total of 1,037 individuals from 12 populations were screened for a 9-bp deletion in the intergenic regionExpand
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Genetic evidence for the proto-Austronesian homeland in Asia: mtDNA and nuclear DNA variation in Taiwanese aboriginal tribes.
Previous studies of mtDNA variation in indigenous Taiwanese populations have suggested that they held an ancestral position in the spread of mtDNAs throughout Southeast Asia and Oceania (Melton etExpand
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Mitochondrial DNA Heteroplasmy.
  • T. Melton
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Forensic science review
  • 2004
Heteroplasmy, the presence of more than one type of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in an individual, holds implications for forensic analysis of specimens such as blood, hair, and skeletal material. ThatExpand
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Forensic Mitochondrial DNA Analysis: Current Practice and Future Potential.
Current practices for performing forensic mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequence analysis, as employed in public and private laboratories across the United States, have changed remarkably little over theExpand
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Forensic mitochondrial DNA analysis of 691 casework hairs.
A five year retrospective review of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis on 691 casework hairs was carried out. A full or partial mtDNA profile was obtained for > 92% of hairs. With increasing age ofExpand
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Routine Forensic Use of the Mitochondrial 12S Ribosomal RNA Gene for Species Identification
Abstract:  Since July 2004, Mitotyping Technologies has been amplifying and sequencing a ∼150 base pair fragment of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) that codes for 12S ribosomal RNA, to identify the speciesExpand
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Extent of heterogeneity in mitochondrial DNA of sub-Saharan African populations.
Variation in the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) control region as detected by sequence-specific oligonucleotide (SSO) probes is described for 381 individuals from nine sub-Saharan African populations.Expand
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Forensic mitochondrial DNA analysis: two years of commercial casework experience in the United States.
AIM To describe mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) forensic casework experience in a commercial laboratory in the United States. METHODS Frequency statistics were kept for two years on all aspects of mtDNAExpand
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Extent of heterogeneity in mitochondrial DNA of European populations.
Variation in the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) control region as detected by sequence-specific oligonucleotide (SSO) probes is described for 595 individuals from six European or European-derivedExpand
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Diversity and heterogeneity in mitochondrial DNA of North American populations.
Variation in the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) control region as detected by sequence-specific oligonucleotide (SSO) probes is described for 2282 individuals from African-American, European-American, andExpand
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