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Large scale mitochondrial sequencing in Mexican Americans suggests a reappraisal of Native American origins

Satish Kumar*, Claire Bellis, Mark Zlojutro, Phillip E Melton, John Blangero and Joanne E Curran*

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Department of Genetics, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas 78227, USA

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011, 11:293  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-293

Published: 7 October 2011

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Additional file 1:

Details of mitochondrial genomes used in the present study. The file contains a table showing ethnographic details, GenBank accession numbers and references of the mitochondrial genome sequences used in the present study.

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Additional file 2:

The detailed mtDNA phylogenetic tree of Native American haplogroups and their immediate Siberian-Asian sister clades (panel A-D). The file contains figures showing phylogenetic reconstruction of 568 complete mitochondrial DNA sequences (Maximum parsimony tree), belonging to Native American haplogroups and Siberian-Asian sister clades presented in four panels "A-D" (see additional file 3 for more details).

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Figure Legends for additional file 2. The file contains details on phylogenetic reconstruction, sequences and mtDNA mutation rates used for coalescent age estimates in additional file 2.

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