Single nucleotide polymorphisms over the entire mtDNA genome that increase the power of forensic testing in Caucasians

@article{Coble2004SingleNP,
  title={Single nucleotide polymorphisms over the entire mtDNA genome that increase the power of forensic testing in Caucasians},
  author={Michael D. Coble and Rebecca S. Just and Jennifer E. O’Callaghan and Ilona H. Letmanyi and Christine T. Peterson and Jodi A. Irwin and Thomas J. Parsons},
  journal={International Journal of Legal Medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={118},
  pages={137-146}
}
We have sequenced the entire mtDNA genome (mtGenome) of 241 individuals who match 1 of 18 common European Caucasian HV1/HV2 types, to identify sites that permit additional forensic discrimination. We found that over the entire mtGenome even individuals with the same HV1/HV2 type rarely match. Restricting attention to sites that are neutral with respect to phenotypic expression, we have selected eight panels of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) sites that are useful for additional… 

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