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Mithocondrial HVR1 Polymorphism in Italy

  • E. d’Aloja
  • I. Boschi
  • A. Moscetti
  • M. Dobosz
  • V. L. Pascali
  • A. Fiori
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Forensic Haemogenetics book series (HAEMOGENETICS, volume 6)

Abstract

Polymorphism within the mainframe of mitochondrial DNA sequence (mtDNA) is an interesting source of human molecular diversity. Most of the mtDNA sequence variation occurs at two regions (namely, HVRI and HVRII) encompassing a relatively short area (800 base pairs) of the entire mtDNA genome. Both have been used in studies addressing the structure and relationships of human populations (Vigilant 1989).

Keywords

Interesting Source Human Skeletal Remains Human Mitochondrial Genome Base Pair Length Southern African Population 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. d’Aloja
    • 1
  • I. Boschi
    • 1
  • A. Moscetti
    • 1
  • M. Dobosz
  • V. L. Pascali
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Fiori
    • 1
  1. 1.Immunohematology laboratory, Istituto Medicina LegaleUniversità CattolicaRomaItaly
  2. 2.Istituto Medicina LegaleUniversità di VeronaItaly

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