Complete Mitochondrial Genome Sequence of the Tyrolean Iceman

  title={Complete Mitochondrial Genome Sequence of the Tyrolean Iceman},
  author={L. Ermini and C. Olivieri and Ermanno Rizzi and G. Corti and R. Bonnal and P. Soares and S. Luciani and I. Marota and G. Bellis and M. Richards and F. Rollo},
  journal={Current Biology},
  • L. Ermini, C. Olivieri, +8 authors F. Rollo
  • Published 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Biology
  • The Tyrolean Iceman was a witness to the Neolithic-Copper Age transition in Central Europe 5350-5100 years ago, and his mummified corpse was recovered from an Alpine glacier on the Austro-Italian border in 1991 [1]. Using a mixed sequencing procedure based on PCR amplification and 454 sequencing of pooled amplification products, we have retrieved the first complete mitochondrial-genome sequence of a prehistoric European. We have then compared it with 115 related extant lineages from… CONTINUE READING
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