Reply to Macaulay et al. (1999): mitochondrial DNA recombination-reasons to panic

@article{EyreWalker1999ReplyTM,
  title={Reply to Macaulay et al. (1999): mitochondrial DNA recombination-reasons to panic},
  author={A. Eyre-Walker and N. Smith and John Maynard Smith},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences},
  year={1999},
  volume={266},
  pages={2041 - 2042}
}
We recently presented evidence of recombination in human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) using a data set of largely complete human mtDNAs gleaned from GenBank and the literature. It was pointed out that some of the sequences are probably incorrect and that, when those sequences are removed, so too is the evidence of recombination. Nevertheless, we argue that there is still evidence of recombination. First, there are excessive numbers of homoplasies in other mtDNA data sets. Second, an expanded data… Expand
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