Tempo and mode of synonymous substitutions in mitochondrial DNA of primates.

Nucleotide substitutions of the four-fold degenerate sites and the total third codon positions of mitochondrial DNA from human, common chimpanzee, bonobo, gorilla, and orangutan were examined in detail by three alternative Markov models; (1) Hasegawa, Kishino, and Yano's (1985) model, (2) Tamura and Nei's (1993) model, and (3) the general reversible Markov… CONTINUE READING