The Effects of Social Structure, Geographical Structure, and Population Size on the Evolution of Mitochondrial DNA: II. Molecular Clocks and the Lineage Sorting Period

@article{Hoelzer1998TheEO,
  title={The Effects of Social Structure, Geographical Structure, and Population Size on the Evolution of Mitochondrial DNA: II. Molecular Clocks and the Lineage Sorting Period},
  author={G. A. Hoelzer and J. Wallman and D. J. Melnick},
  journal={Journal of Molecular Evolution},
  year={1998},
  volume={48},
  pages={628-629}
}
Evolutionary geneticists have increasingly used sequence variation in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) as a source of historical information. However, conclusions based on these data remain tentative because a sufficiently clear understanding of the evolutionary dynamics of mtDNA has yet to be developed. In this paper we present the results of computer simulations designed to illustrate the effects of social structure, geographical structure, and population size on the rate of nucleotide substitution… CONTINUE READING

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The effects of social structure, geographical structure, and population size on the evolution of mitochondrial DNA: II. molecular clocks and the lineage sorting period

  • GA Hoelzer, J Wallman, DJ Melnick
  • J Mol Evol
  • 1998
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