Mitochondrial DNA sequences in single hairs from a southern African population.

@article{Vigilant1989MitochondrialDS,
  title={Mitochondrial DNA sequences in single hairs from a southern African population.},
  author={L. Vigilant and R. Pennington and H. Harpending and T. Kocher and A. Wilson},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1989},
  volume={86 23},
  pages={
          9350-4
        }
}
  • L. Vigilant, R. Pennington, +2 authors A. Wilson
  • Published 1989
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • Hypervariable parts of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) were amplified enzymatically and sequenced directly by using genomic DNA from single plucked human hairs. This method has been applied to study mtDNA sequence variation among 15 members of the !Kung population. A genealogical tree relating these aboriginal, Khoisan-speaking southern Africans to 68 other humans and to one chimpanzee has the deepest branches occurring amongst the !Kung, a result consistent with an African origin of human mtDNA… CONTINUE READING
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