The Isolation and Identification of Neanderthal Mitochondrial DNA

Abstract

Over the past ten years the analysis of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) has become widespread when dealing with very low quantities of and/or highly degraded DNA. The advantages of mtDNA for this type of analysis have been well documented including its high copy number, which improves the chance of retrieving DNA, and its highly polymorphic, and therefore… (More)

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