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mtDNA variation predicts population size in humans and reveals a major southern Asian chapter in human prehistory

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The relative timing and size of regional human population growth following our expansion from Africa remains unknown. Human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) diversity carries a legacy of our population history. Given a set of sequences, we can use coalescent theory to estimate past population size through time and draw inferences about human population history. However, recent work has challenged the validity of using mtDNA diversity to infer species population sizes. Here we use Bayesian coalescent...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1093/molbev/msm277

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SAME
Sub department:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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"University of Auckland, New Zealand"
Department:
Psychology Department
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Institution:
"University of Auckland, New Zealand"
Department:
Bioinformatics Institute and Department of Computer Science
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Oxford University Press Publisher's website
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Molecular Biology and Evolution Journal website
Volume:
25
Issue:
2
Pages:
468-474
Publication date:
2008-02-01
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EISSN:
1537-1719
ISSN:
0737-4038
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English
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ora:2795
Deposit date:
2009-05-19

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