Diversity of mtDNA lineages in Portugal: not a genetic edge of European variation

  title={Diversity of mtDNA lineages in Portugal: not a genetic edge of European variation},
  author={Lu{\'i}sa Pereira and Maria Jo{\~a}o Prata and Ant{\'o}nio Amorim},
  journal={Annals of Human Genetics},
The analysis of the hypervariable regions I and II of mitochondrial DNA in Portugal showed that this Iberian population presents a higher level of diversity than some neighbouring populations. The classification of the different sequences into haplogroups revealed the presence of all the most important European haplogroups, including those that expanded through Europe in the Palaeolithic, and those whose expansion has occurred during the Neolithic. Additionally a rather distinct African… 
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