Mitochondrial Steve: paternal inheritance of mitochondria in humans

Bromham, Lindell, Eyre-Walker, Adam, Smith, Noel H and Smith, John Maynard (2003) Mitochondrial Steve: paternal inheritance of mitochondria in humans. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 18 (1). pp. 2-4. ISSN 0169-5347

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Mitochondrial DNA is the primary tool in the investigation of recent evolutionary history, particularly for uncovering human origins and expansion. Maternal inheritance of mitochondria enables models of population history to be much simpler that those needed for the analysis of nuclear DNA. The recent report of a man with his father's mitochondria suggests a rethink of mitochondrial evolutionary dynamics in humans might be necessary.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Evolution, Behaviour and Environment
Depositing User: Adam Eyre-Walker
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:47
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2012 09:43
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