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posts tagged with "mtDNA"
Short-faced bear convergence and the diversity of American extinct bears
A study of mtDNA from ancient bear remains shows that the relationships among the giant bears is not what it seemed from their morphology.
20 Apr 2016
What sequences deserve a peer-reviewed publication?
A geneticist ponders whether mtDNA is worth publishing anymore.
07 Jul 2015
Notable: Inheritance of fitness in patrilineal societies
A study of genetic variation in Central Asian societies shows that patrilineal societies have reduced variation on the Y chromosome relative to autosomes.
05 Apr 2015
Cave bear DNA from Sima de los Huesos
The oldest-ever recovery of DNA outside permafrost comes from Atapuerca.
10 Sep 2013
A mitochondrial DNA explainer video
12 Aug 2013
Cro-Magnon 1, dating and mtDNA
26 Apr 2013
Mitochondria from another mother
20 Mar 2013
Mailbag: Denisovan diversity
25 Aug 2012
Polar bear mtDNA replacement
24 Jul 2012
The H preparation
08 May 2012
Taking the mtDNA pulse of Neandertal populations
Neandertals in western Europe have a recent mtDNA ancestor, pointing to the dynamics within their population.
28 Feb 2012
Aleut origins and relationships
A news article covers research into the history of Aleut populations.
15 Jan 2012
Mailbag: mtDNA ancestor and speciation?
24 Aug 2011
The founder effect is a special case of genetic drift that can happen when a small number of individuals found a new population
06 Aug 2011
The sign of four
16 Jun 2011
Agriculture, population expansion and mtDNA variation
A study of mtDNA variation attempts to find the times and magnitudes of population expansions in early agriculturalists.
23 May 2011
Orangutan dynamics of Borneo
24 Nov 2010
03 Nov 2010
31 Oct 2010
mtDNA, purifying selection and "distorted" genealogies
23 Oct 2010
Positive selection on killer whale mtDNA
08 Sep 2010
French Neolithic discontinuities
Study of mtDNA from a Neolithic-era burial in France contributes to an overall picture of Neolithic population replacement in Europe
22 Aug 2010
Mailbag: mtDNA "out of whack"
20 Aug 2010
Time to revise the mtDNA timescale?
A study of human variation adds precision to the human mtDNA mutation rate; I compare to results from archaic humans.
18 Aug 2010
Libidinous Neandertal men and the women who loved them
10 May 2010
More X-Woman thoughts
What does it mean for an ancient specimen from the Altai to have a highly divergent mtDNA?
27 Mar 2010
African-American mtDNA and regional populations of Africa
12 Mar 2010
22 Jan 2010
Mailbag: mtDNA mutation rates
29 Dec 2009
Ancient penguin mtDNA and substitution rates
16 Nov 2009
12 Nov 2009
The Finnish line
26 Sep 2009
When history gets complicated
22 Sep 2009
"The worm in the fruit of the mitochondrial DNA tree"
17 Sep 2009
Today's Europeans different from Paleolithic and Neolithic predecessors
03 Sep 2009
Mitochondrial DNA and sperm
28 May 2009
Mitochondrial DNA selection review
27 May 2009
mtDNA selection in Iceland?
21 Jan 2009
Genetic drift eliminated rare mtDNA haplotypes from Iceland
20 Jan 2009
Double the migrations, double the fun
12 Jan 2009
Glucose metabolism and memory
06 Jan 2009
The unbearable hotness of Neandertals
24 Dec 2008
Poor tzi's doomed mitochondria
30 Oct 2008
Sample sizes and the "Neandertal haplogroup"
26 Aug 2008
The mtDNA sequence of Paglicci 23
19 Jul 2008
Were ancient Africans divided into small, isolated bands?
Revisiting a paper that claims an African bottleneck, I examine the subject of population structure
08 May 2008
As far as cladistics can take mtDNA analysis
23 Sep 2005
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