The History of Slavs Inferred from Complete Mitochondrial Genome Sequences

  title={The History of Slavs Inferred from Complete Mitochondrial Genome Sequences},
  author={Marta Mielnik-Sikorska and Patrycja Daca and B. A. Malyarchuk and Miroslava V. Derenko and Katarzyna Skonieczna and Maria A Perkova and Tadeusz Dobosz and Tomasz Grzybowski},
  booktitle={PloS one},
To shed more light on the processes leading to crystallization of a Slavic identity, we investigated variability of complete mitochondrial genomes belonging to haplogroups H5 and H6 (63 mtDNA genomes) from the populations of Eastern and Western Slavs, including new samples of Poles, Ukrainians and Czechs presented here. Molecular dating implies formation of H5 approximately 11.5-16 thousand years ago (kya) in the areas of southern Europe. Within ancient haplogroup H6, dated at around 15-28 kya… CONTINUE READING
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