Phylogenetic analysis of ancient mitochondrial DNA lineages of human remains found in Yakutia

@article{Fedorova2008PhylogeneticAO,
  title={Phylogenetic analysis of ancient mitochondrial DNA lineages of human remains found in Yakutia},
  author={Sardana A. Fedorova and A. D. Stepanov and Maarja Adojaan and J{\"u}ri Parik and V. A. Argunov and Takayuki Ozawa and E. Kh. Khusnutdinova and Richard Villems},
  journal={Molecular Biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={42},
  pages={391-398}
}
Molecular genetic analysis of ancient human remains is mostly based on mtDNA owing to its better preservation in human bones in comparison with nuclear DNA. A study was made of mtDNA extracted from human skeletons found in graves in Yakutia, in order to determine the haplotypes and to compare them with lineages of modern populations. Ancient DNA was extracted from fragments of three skeletons of Yakut graves at At-Dabaan, Ojuluun, and Jaraama sites (dating back to the 18th century) and two… CONTINUE READING