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Science. 1999 Dec 24;286(5449):2524-5.

Linkage disequilibrium and recombination in hominid mitochondrial DNA.

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  • 1Institute of Cell, Animal and Population Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 1JT, UK.

Abstract

The assumption that human mitochondrial DNA is inherited from one parent only and therefore does not recombine is questionable. Linkage disequilibrium in human and chimpanzee mitochondrial DNA declines as a function of the distance between sites. This pattern can be attributed to one mechanism only: recombination.

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