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A new deep branch of eurasian mtDNA macrohaplogroup M reveals additional complexity regarding the settlement of Madagascar

François-X Ricaut*, Harilanto Razafindrazaka, Murray P Cox, Jean-M Dugoujon, Evelyne Guitard, Clement Sambo, Maru Mormina, Marta Mirazon-Lahr, Bertrand Ludes and Eric Crubézy

BMC Genomics 2009, 10:605  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-10-605

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haplogroup nomenclature M23/M16

Francois Xavier Ricaut   (2010-01-12 16:28)  CNRS, University of Toulouse email

Note added in proof: After acceptance of this article, we became aware that the haplogroup we labelled "M16" was also found by Dubut et al. (Hum. Biol., in press) but was named "M23" in that study. Furthermore, a recent article by Zhao et al. (PNAS, online 2 Dec 2009) used the "M16" label but for a completely different branch. Therefore, to avoid conflict between studies, we have replaced "M16" with "M23" throughout."

Competing interests

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