Mitochondrial DNA Polymorphism in Populations of the Caspian Region and Southeastern Europe

  title={Mitochondrial DNA Polymorphism in Populations of the Caspian Region and Southeastern Europe},
  author={Boris A. Malyarchuk and Miroslava Derenko and Galina Denisova and Mohammadreza Nassiri and Evgeny I. Rogaev},
  journal={Russian Journal of Genetics},
Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) restriction polymorphism was examined in Turkmens, Eastern Iranians, and Ukrainians. The gene pools of all populations studied were characterized by the presence of European mtDNA lineages. Mongoloid component observed in Turkmen and Iranian populations with the frequencies of about 20% was represented by groups C, D, and E/G in Turkmens, and by M*, D, A, and B in Iranians. The relative positions of the populations studied, of populations from the Caucasus, Western… 

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