mtDNA analysis reveals a major late Paleolithic population expansion from southwestern to northeastern Europe.

@article{Torroni1998mtDNAAR,
  title={mtDNA analysis reveals a major late Paleolithic population expansion from southwestern to northeastern Europe.},
  author={Antonio Torroni and H J Bandelt and Leila E D'Urbano and P{\"a}ivi Lahermo and Pedro Moral and Daniele Sellitto and Chiara Rengo and Peter F. R. Forster and M L Savontaus and Batsheva Bonn{\'e}-Tamir and Rosaria Scozzari},
  journal={American journal of human genetics},
  year={1998},
  volume={62 5},
  pages={1137-52}
}
mtDNA sequence variation was studied in 419 individuals from nine Eurasian populations, by high-resolution RFLP analysis, and it was followed by sequencing of the control region of a subset of these mtDNAs and a detailed survey of previously published data from numerous other European populations. This analysis revealed that a major Paleolithic population expansion from the "Atlantic zone" (southwestern Europe) occurred 10,000-15,000 years ago, after the Last Glacial Maximum. As an mtDNA marker… CONTINUE READING
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