Human Origins and Analysis of Mitochondrial DNA

@inproceedings{Templeton2005HumanOA,
  title={Human Origins and Analysis of Mitochondrial DNA},
  author={Alan R. Templeton},
  year={2005}
}
L. Vigilant et al. (1) recently presented "the strongest support yet for the placement of [their] common mtDNA [mitochondrial DNA] ancestor in Africa some 200,000 years ago." This support stems from a tree estimated by maximum parsimony from mtDNA sequence data with the use of the computer program PAUP (2). The African origin is inferred from this tree because (i) the most basal splits are among purely Afri-