Divorcing the Late Upper Palaeolithic demographic histories of mtDNA haplogroups M1 and U6 in Africa

@article{Pennarun2012DivorcingTL,
  title={Divorcing the Late Upper Palaeolithic demographic histories of mtDNA haplogroups M1 and U6 in Africa},
  author={Erwan Pennarun and Toomas Kivisild and Ene Metspalu and Mait Metspalu and Tuuli Reisberg and Jean Paul Moisan and Doron M Behar and Sacha Jones and Richard Villems},
  journal={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={12},
  pages={234 - 234}
}
BackgroundA Southwest Asian origin and dispersal to North Africa in the Early Upper Palaeolithic era has been inferred in previous studies for mtDNA haplogroups M1 and U6. Both haplogroups have been proposed to show similar geographic patterns and shared demographic histories.ResultsWe report here 24 M1 and 33 U6 new complete mtDNA sequences that allow us to refine the existing phylogeny of these haplogroups. The resulting phylogenetic information was used to genotype a further 131 M1 and 91 U6… 
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