The Complex and Diversified Mitochondrial Gene Pool of Berber Populations

@article{Coudray2009TheCA,
  title={The Complex and Diversified Mitochondrial Gene Pool of Berber Populations},
  author={Clotilde Coudray and Anna Olivieri and Alessandro Achilli and Maria Pala and Mohamed Melhaoui and Mohamed Cherkaoui and Farha A. El-Chennawi and Maarten Kossmann and Antonio Torroni and Jean Michel Dugoujon},
  journal={Annals of Human Genetics},
  year={2009},
  volume={73}
}
The mitochondrial DNA variation of 295 Berber‐speakers from Morocco (Asni, Bouhria and Figuig) and the Egyptian oasis of Siwa was evaluated by sequencing a portion of the control region (including HVS‐I and part of HVS‐II) and surveying haplogroup‐specific coding region markers. Our findings show that the Berber mitochondrial pool is characterized by an overall high frequency of Western Eurasian haplogroups, a somehow lower frequency of sub‐Saharan L lineages, and a significant (but… 
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