A broad survey of recombination in animal mitochondria.

  title={A broad survey of recombination in animal mitochondria.},
  author={Gwena{\"e}l Piganeau and Michael Gardner and Adam Eyre-Walker},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  volume={21 12},
Recombination in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) remains a controversial topic. Here we present a survey of 279 animal mtDNA data sets, of which 12 were from asexual species. Using four separate tests, we show that there is widespread evidence of recombination; for one test as many as 14.2% of the data sets reject a model of clonal inheritance and in several data sets, including primates, the recombinants can be identified visually. We show that none of the tests give significant results for obligate… CONTINUE READING

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