Linkage disequilibrium and recombination in hominid mitochondrial DNA

Awadalla, P, Eyre-Walker, A and Smith, J M (1999) Linkage disequilibrium and recombination in hominid mitochondrial DNA. Science, 286 (5449). pp. 2524-2525.

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Abstract

The assumption that human mitochondrial DNA is inherited from one parent only and therefore does not recombine is questionable. Linkage disequilibrium in human and chimpanzee mitochondrial DNA declines as a function of the distance between sites. This pattern can be attributed to one mechanism only: recombination.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The most convincing evidence to date that recombination occurs in hominid mitochondria
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Evolution, Behaviour and Environment
Depositing User: Adam Eyre-Walker
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:32
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2012 16:17
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/21087
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