Mitochondrial portraits of human populations using median networks.

  title={Mitochondrial portraits of human populations using median networks.},
  author={Hans-J{\"u}rgen Bandelt and Peter Forster and Bryan C. Sykes and Martin B. Richards},
  volume={141 2},
Analysis of variation in the hypervariable region of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) has emerged as an important tool for studying human evolution and migration. However, attempts to reconstruct optimal intraspecific mtDNA phylogenies frequently fail because parallel mutation events partly obscure the true evolutionary pathways. This makes it inadvisable to present a single phylogenetic tree at the expense of neglecting equally acceptable ones. As an alternative, we propose a novel network approach… 

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