Mitochondrial Genome Sequences and Their Phylogeographic Interpretation
Published Online: 30 APR 2008
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Macaulay, V. and Richards, M. 2008. Mitochondrial Genome Sequences and Their Phylogeographic Interpretation. eLS. .
- Published Online: 30 APR 2008
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The strong phylogenetic signal provided by complete mitochondrial deoxyribonucleic acid (mtDNA) sequences within species is being exploited to reconstruct the maternal genealogy and anchor it in space and time. This is the starting point for interpretations of the processes in population history that led to those patterns, as illustrated here for humans.