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Mitochondrial DNA variability in Bosnians and Slovenians.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12940915     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mitochondrial DNA variability in two Slavonic-speaking populations of the northwestern Balkan peninsula, Bosnians (N = 144) and Slovenians (N = 104), was studied by hypervariable segments I and II (HVS I and II) sequencing and restriction fragment-length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis of the mtDNA coding region. The majority of the mtDNA detected in Southern Slavonic populations falls into the common West Eurasian mitochondrial haplogroups (e.g., H, pre-V, J, T, U, K, I, W, and X). About 2% of the Bosnian mtDNAs encompass East Eurasian and African lineages (e.g., M and L1b, respectively). The distribution of mtDNA subclusters in Bosnians, Slovenians and the neighbouring European populations reveals that the common genetic substratum characteristic for Central and Eastern European populations (such as Germans, Poles, Russians and Finns) penetrates also South European territories as far as the Western Balkans. However, the observed differentiation between Bosnian and Slovenian mtDNAs suggests that at least two different migration waves of the Slavs may have reached the Balkans in the early Middle Ages.
B A Malyarchuk; T Grzybowski; M V Derenko; J Czarny; K Drobnic; D Miścicka-Sliwka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of human genetics     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0003-4800     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Hum. Genet.     Publication Date:  2003 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-27     Completed Date:  2004-04-28     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0416661     Medline TA:  Ann Hum Genet     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  412-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Biological Problems of the North, Russian Academy of Sciences, Portovaya str. 18, 685000 Magadan, Russia.
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MeSH Terms
DNA, Mitochondrial*
Data Interpretation, Statistical
Genetic Variation*
Sequence Analysis, DNA
Reg. No./Substance:
0/DNA, Mitochondrial

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