Does human mtDNA recombine?

Eyre-Walker, A and Awadalla, P (2001) Does human mtDNA recombine? Journal of Molecular Evolution, 53 (4-5). pp. 430-435. ISSN 0022-2844

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In this article we review the evidence for and against recombination in human mtDNA. If recombination occurs, there needs to be a route by which genetic material can incorporate itself into the mitochondrial genome, and hence between mitochondrial lineages. We review the evidence for possible routes and then review the current state of the population genetic evidence for recombination. We conclude that there is no firmly established route by which recombination can occur, and that while some of the population genetic evidence is suggestive of recombination, it is far from conclusive.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Evolution, Behaviour and Environment
Depositing User: Adam Eyre-Walker
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:48
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2012 09:49
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