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Population expansion in the North African Late Pleistocene signalled by mitochondrial DNA haplogroup U6

Luísa Pereira12*, Nuno M Silva1, Ricardo Franco-Duarte1, Verónica Fernandes13, Joana B Pereira13, Marta D Costa13, Haidé Martins14, Pedro Soares13, Doron M Behar5, Martin B Richards3 and Vincent Macaulay6

Author Affiliations

1 IPATIMUP (Instituto de Patologia e Imunologia Molecular da Universidade do Porto), Porto 4200-465, Portugal

2 Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto, Porto 4200-319, Portugal

3 Institute of Integrative and Comparative Biology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK

4 Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1UU, UK

5 Estonian Biocentre and Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Tartu, Tartu 51010, Estonia

6 Department of Statistics, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010, 10:390  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-10-390

Published: 21 December 2010

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Additional file 1:

List of complete U6 and U5 samples and HV-I samples. List of complete U6 and U5 samples used in this work, and of HV-I samples for the spatial smoothing analyses.

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Phylogeny of the complete U6 mtDNA sequences. Phylogenetic tree reconstruction for 89 complete U6 sequences. Integers represent transition; only when a suffix ("A", "G", "C" or "T") is appended is a transversion indicated. Underlined nucleotide positions appear more than once in the tree. The rCRS is indicated.

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