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A Response to Tracing Modern Human Origins

Macaulay, Vincent, Hill, Catherine, Achilli, Alessandro, Rengo, Chiara, Clarke, Douglas, Meehan, William, Blackburn, James, Semino, Ornella, Scozzari, Rosaria, Cruciani, Fulvio, Taha, Adi, Shaari, Norazila Kassim, Raja, Joseph Maripa, Ismail, Patimah, Zainuddin, Zafarina, Goodwin, William, Bulbeck, David, Bandelt, Hans-Jürgen, Oppenheimer, Stephen, Torroni, Antonio and Richards, Martin B. (2005) A Response to Tracing Modern Human Origins. Science, 309 (5743). 1995b-1997b. ISSN 0036-8075

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Abstract

Both modern human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and the male-specific part of the modern human Y chromosome have a recent origin in Africa and were dispersed throughout the rest of the world less than 100,000 years ago (1, 2). This is not to say that there was no (limited) interbreeding of anatomically modern humans with archaic humans, which might be reflected in some autosomal and X-chromosome genes—a possibility that our Report did not address. The current evidence from these loci, however, remains equivocal.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
Schools: School of Applied Sciences
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2014 13:14
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2014 13:14
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/21364

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