Joining the Pillars of Hercules: mtDNA Sequences Show Multidirectional Gene Flow in the Western Mediterranean

  title={Joining the Pillars of Hercules: mtDNA Sequences Show Multidirectional Gene Flow in the Western Mediterranean},
  author={S. Plaza and F. Calafell and A. Helal and N. Bouzerna and G. Lefranc and J. Bertranpetit and D. Comas},
  journal={Annals of Human Genetics},
  • S. Plaza, F. Calafell, +4 authors D. Comas
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Annals of Human Genetics
  • Phylogenetic analysis of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) performed in Western Mediterranean populations has shown that both shores share a common set of mtDNA haplogroups already found in Europe and the Middle East. Principal co‐ordinates of genetic distances and principal components analyses based on the haplotype frequencies show that the main genetic difference is attributed to the higher frequency of sub‐Saharan L haplogroups in NW Africa, showing some gene flow across the Sahara desert, with a… CONTINUE READING
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