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Paleolithic and neolithic lineages in the European mitochondrial gene pool.

  title={Paleolithic and neolithic lineages in the European mitochondrial gene pool.},
  author={Martin B. Richards and H. B. S. M. C{\^o}rte-Real and Peter Forster and Vincent Macaulay and Hilde Wilkinson-Herbots and Andrew G. Demaine and S Papiha and Robert E. M. Hedges and Hans-J{\"u}rgen Bandelt and Bryan C. Sykes},
  journal={American journal of human genetics},
  volume={59 1},
Phylogenetic and diversity analysis of the mtDNA control region sequence variation of 821 individuals from Europe and the Middle East distinguishes five major lineage groups with different internal diversities and divergence times. Consideration of the diversities and geographic distribution of these groups within Europe and the Middle East leads to the conclusion that ancestors of the great majority of modern, extant lineages entered Europe during the Upper Paleolithic. A further set of… 

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