Maternal ancestry and population history from whole mitochondrial genomes

  title={Maternal ancestry and population history from whole mitochondrial genomes},
  author={Toomas Kivisild},
  booktitle={Investigative Genetics},
MtDNA has been a widely used tool in human evolutionary and population genetic studies over the past three decades. Its maternal inheritance and lack of recombination have offered the opportunity to explore genealogical relationships among individuals and to study the frequency differences of matrilineal clades among human populations at continental and regional scales. The whole mtDNA genome sequencing delivers molecular resolution that is sufficient to distinguish patterns that have arisen… CONTINUE READING
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