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Mitochondrial DNA from prehistoric canids highlights relationships between dogs and South-East European wolves
The question of the origins of the dog has been much debated. The dog is descended from the wolf that at the end of the last glaciation (the archaeologically hypothesized period of dog domestication) was one of the most ...
Analysis of polymorphic sites in the promoter of the nitric oxide synthase 2 gene
A point mutation (G → C) in the gene promoter for the human nitric oxide synthase (NOS) 2 at position -954 is associated with protection against severe Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Gabon. Carriers of this mutation show ...
Brief Communication: mtDNA variation in North Cameroon: Lack of Asian lineages and implications for back migration from Asia to Sub-Saharan Africa
The hypervariable region-1 and four nucleotide positions (10400, 10873, 12308, and 12705) of the coding region of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) were analyzed in 441 individuals belonging to eight populations (Daba, Fali, Fulbe, ...