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The trans-Saharan slave trade - clues from interpolation analyses and high-resolution characterization of mitochondrial DNA lineages

Nourdin Harich1, Marta D Costa23, Verónica Fernandes23, Mostafa Kandil1, Joana B Pereira23, Nuno M Silva2 and Luísa Pereira24*

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1 Laboratoire d'Anthropogénétique, Départment de Biologie, Faculté des Sciences, Université Chouaïb Doukkali, El Jadida, Morocco

2 Instituto de Patologia e Imunologia Molecular da Universidade do Porto (IPATIMUP), Porto, Portugal

3 Institute of Integrative and Comparative Biology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

4 Medical Faculty, University of Porto, Portugal

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010, 10:138  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-10-138

Published: 10 May 2010

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Information for samples used in the interpolation analyses. Information about size, ethnic group, location and bibliographic reference for samples used in the interpolation analyses.

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Phylogeny of complete L3 sequences. Phylogenetic tree reconstruction for 244 complete L3 sequences. Integers represent transitions when the suffixes "A", "G", "C" or "T" are appended and transversions when the suffixes "a", "g", "c" or "t" are appended. Deletions are indicated by a "d" following the deleted nucleotide position. Underlined nucleotide positions appear more than once in the tree. TMRCAs are represented inside boxes.

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Information for samples used in the phylogeny of complete L3 sequences. Information about location, bibliographic reference and GenBank Accession Number for samples used in the phylogeny of complete L3 sequences.

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