Mitochondrial DNA Variability in the Czech Population, with Application to the Ethnic History of Slavs

  title={Mitochondrial DNA Variability in the Czech Population, with Application to the Ethnic History of Slavs},
  author={Boris A. Malyarchuk and Tom{\'a}{\vs} Vaně{\vc}ek and Maria Perkova and Miroslava Derenko and Miroslav {\vS}{\'i}p},
  booktitle={Human biology},
ABSTRACT Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) variability was studied in a sample of 179 individuals representing the Czech population of Western Bohemia. Sequencing of two hypervariable segments, HVS I and HVS II, in combination with screening of coding-region haplogroup-specific RFLP markers revealed that most Czech mtDNAs belong to the common West Eurasian mitochondrial haplogroups (H, pre-V, HV*, J, T, U, N1, W, and X). However, about 3% of Czech mtDNAs encompass East Eurasian lineages (A, N9a, D4, M… 

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