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Tracing European founder lineages in the Near Eastern mtDNA pool.
Correcting for purifying selection: an improved human mitochondrial molecular clock.
Natural selection shaped regional mtDNA variation in humans
- D. Mishmar, E. Ruiz-Pesini, D. Wallace
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 30 December 2002
It is concluded that selection may have played a role in shaping human regional mtDNA variation and that one of the selective influences was climate.
The emerging tree of West Eurasian mtDNAs: a synthesis of control-region sequences and RFLPs.
It is shown that the main indigenous North African cluster is a sister group to the most ancient cluster of European mtDNAs, from which it diverged approximately 50,000 years ago.
The making of the African mtDNA landscape.
The results suggest that the southeast Bantu speakers have a composite origin on the maternal line of descent, with approximately 44% of lineages deriving from West Africa, approximately 21% from either West or Central Africa, Approximately 30% from East Africa, and approximately 5% from southern African Khoisan-speaking groups.
Single, Rapid Coastal Settlement of Asia Revealed by Analysis of Complete Mitochondrial Genomes
It is shown that mitochondrial DNA variation in isolated “relict” populations in southeast Asia supports the view that there was only a single dispersal from Africa, most likely via a southern coastal route, through India and onward into southeast Asia and Australasia.
Phylogeography of mitochondrial DNA in western Europe
A cladistic notation for mitochondrial variation is described and analysis is expanded upon to present a more detailed portrait of the European mitochondrial record, suggesting that most extant mitochondrial sequences in western Europe have a local ancestry in the Early Upper Palaeolithic.
Paleolithic and neolithic lineages in the European mitochondrial gene pool.
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.
A mitochondrial stratigraphy for island southeast Asia.
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.
A back migration from Asia to sub-Saharan Africa is supported by high-resolution analysis of human Y-chromosome haplotypes.
Phylogeographic analyses suggest that a large component of the present Khoisan gene pool is eastern African in origin and that Asia was the source of a back migration to sub-Saharan Africa.