Studies of human genetic history using mtDNA variation
Part 1. Genetics
1.1. Genetic Variation and Evolution
Short Specialist Review
Published Online: 15 APR 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics
How to Cite
Torroni, A. and Rengo, C. 2005. Studies of human genetic history using mtDNA variation. Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics. 1:1.1:5.
- Published Online: 15 APR 2005
Current studies of human mitochondrial DNA have revealed that the dissection of its variation into smaller and younger subhaplogroups is an essential step in the identification of spatial frequency patterns, and that mass screening of a limited number of markers identified using complete mtDNA sequences is a very efficient strategy for inferring features of human genetic history.
- mitochondrial DNA variation;
- human origin and evolution;
- human population genetics;
- Native American origin;
- colonization of Europe