Author(s): Awadalla P, EyreWalker A, Smith JM
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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.
This article was published in Science
and referenced in Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics