African origin of human-specific polymorphic Alu insertions.

@article{Batzer1994AfricanOO,
  title={African origin of human-specific polymorphic Alu insertions.},
  author={Mark A. Batzer and M. Stoneking and Michelle Alegria-Hartman and Haydee E P Bazan and David H. Kass and Tamim H. Shaikh and Gregory Novick and Panayiotis A. Ioannou and W. Douglas Scheer and R. J. Herrera},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1994},
  volume={91 25},
  pages={
          12288-92
        }
}
Alu elements are a family of interspersed repeats that have mobilized throughout primate genomes by retroposition from a few "master" genes. Among the 500,000 Alu elements in the human genome are members of the human-specific subfamily that are not fixed in the human species; that is, not all chromosomes carry an Alu element at a particular locus. Four such polymorphic human-specific Alu insertions were analyzed by a rapid, PCR-based assay that uses primers that flank the insertion point to… CONTINUE READING
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