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Main Title Human Mitochondrial DNA and the Evolution of Homo sapiens [electronic resource] /
Author Bandelt, Hans-J├╝rgen.
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Macaulay, Vincent.
Richards, Martin.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2006
Call Number QH431
ISBN 9783540317890
Subjects Life sciences ; Human genetics ; Biochemistry ; Cytology ; Evolution (Biology) ; Anthropology
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Collation XIV, 271 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Prerequisites and Caveats -- Mitochondrial DNA in Homo Sapiens -- The Transmission and Segregation of Mitochondrial DNA in Homo Sapiens -- Numts Revisited -- Estimation of Mutation Rates and Coalescence Times: Some Caveats -- Postmortem Damage of Mitochondrial DNA -- Lab-Specific Mutation Processes -- Evolution of Human mtDNA -- The World mtDNA Phylogeny -- The Pioneer Settlement of Modern Humans in Asia -- Ancient DNA and the Neanderthals -- A Model for the Dispersal of Modern Humans out of Africa. Mitochondrial DNA is one of the most explored genetic systems because of what it can tell us about the human past. This volume takes a unique perspective, presenting the disparate strands that must be tied together to exploit this system. From molecular biology to anthropology, statistics to ancient DNA, this first volume of three presents the global picture of human mitochondrial DNA variation. It takes a critical look at the field, flagging the problems, as well as the successes, and always placing the mitochondrial phylogeny centre stage.