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Mitochondrial genome variation in eastern Asia and the peopling of Japan.
Population-based comparisons confirmed that present-day Japanese have their closest genetic affinity to northern Asian populations, especially to Koreans, which finding is congruent with the proposed Continental gene flow to Japan after the Yayoi period. Expand
Mitochondrial DNA analysis of Northwest African populations reveals genetic exchanges with European, Near‐Eastern, and sub‐Saharan populations
A certain mtDNA motif (16172C, 16219G), previously found in Algerian Berbers at high frequency, is apparently omnipresent in Northwest Africa and may reflect regional continuity of more than 20000 years. Expand
Major genomic mitochondrial lineages delineate early human expansions
The relative relationships among the 42 human lineages are shown and more accurate temporal calibrations are presented than have been previously possible to give new perspectives as how modern humans spread in the Old World. Expand
New insights into the Tyrolean Iceman's origin and phenotype as inferred by whole-genome sequencing.
The complete genome sequence of the Iceman is reported and 100% concordance between the previously reported mitochondrial genome sequence and the consensus sequence generated from the genomic data is shown. Expand
Ancient DNA from Hunter-Gatherer and Farmer Groups from Northern Spain Supports a Random Dispersion Model for the Neolithic Expansion into Europe
The mitochondrial DNA diversity in hunter-gatherers and first farmers from Northern Spain is analyzed, in relation to the debate surrounding the phenomenon of Neolithisation in Europe, to suggest different genetic impact of Neolithic in Central Europe, Mediterranean Europe and the Cantabrian fringe. Expand
Phylogeographic patterns of mtDNA reflecting the colonization of the Canary Islands
mtDNA variation in 300 individuals from the seven Canary Islands indicates that a certain genetic affinity of present‐day Canary Islanders to Northwest African Berbers mainly stems from the autochthonous population rather than slaves captured on the neighbouring African coast. Expand
Mitochondrial DNA structure in the Arabian Peninsula
The lack of primitive autochthonous M and N sequences in the Arabian Peninsula suggests that this area has been more a receptor of human migrations, including historic ones, from Africa, India, Indonesia and even Australia, than a demographic expansion center along the proposed southern coastal route. Expand
A major Y-chromosome haplogroup R1b Holocene era founder effect in Central and Western Europe
Within the M412 dichotomy, the major S116 sub-clade shows a frequency peak in the upper Danube basin and Paris area with declining frequency toward Italy, Iberia, Southern France and British Isles, and more complex pre-Neolithic scenarios remain possible for the L23(xM412) components in Southeast Europe and elsewhere. Expand
Mitochondrial DNA transit between West Asia and North Africa inferred from U6 phylogeography
The most probable origin of the proto-U6 lineage was the Near East, and around 30,000 years ago it spread to North Africa where it represents a signature of regional continuity. Expand
Ancient mtDNA analysis and the origin of the Guanches
The prehistoric colonisation of the Canary Islands by the Guanches (native Canarians) woke up great expectation about their origin, since the Europeans conquest of the Archipelago. Here, we reportExpand