Mitochondrial COII sequences and modern human origins.

  title={Mitochondrial COII sequences and modern human origins.},
  author={Maryellen Ruvolo and Sarah M. Zehr and M. von Dornum and Deng Pan and Betty Chang and J Lin},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  volume={10 6},
The aim of this study is to measure human mitochondrial sequence variability in the relatively slowly evolving mitochondrial gene cytochrome oxidase subunit II (COII) and to estimate when the human common ancestral mitochondrial type existed. New COII gene sequences were determined for five humans (Homo sapiens), including some of the most mitochondrially divergent humans known; for two pygmy chimpanzees (Pan paniscus); and for a common chimpanzee (P. troglodytes). COII sequences were analyzed… 

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