Frequency of a 9-bp deletion in the mitochondrial DNA among Asian populations.

@article{Harihara1992FrequencyOA,
  title={Frequency of a 9-bp deletion in the mitochondrial DNA among Asian populations.},
  author={Shinji Harihara and Momoki Hirai and Y Suutou and Koji Shimizu and Keiichi Omoto},
  journal={Human biology},
  year={1992},
  volume={64 2},
  pages={161-6}
}
Individuals of the following Asian populations were surveyed for the presence of a 9-base-pair deletion of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA): Ainu, Japanese, Korean, Negrito, and Vedda. Although the variation was detected in every population except the Vedda, the frequencies of the variation differed widely among the populations, suggesting a geographic cline.