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    STUDIA BIOLOGIA - Issue no. 1 / 2014  
         
  Article:   A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE MITOCHONDRIAL DNA AS MOLECULAR MARKER IN BIOARCHAEOLOGY.

Authors:   IOANA RUSU, BEATRICE KELEMEN.
 
       
         
  Abstract:  VIEW PDF: A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE MITOCHONDRIAL DNA AS MOLECULAR MARKER IN BIOARCHAEOLOGY

The current paper summarizes the key studies that revolutionized the field of ancient DNA research, with special focus on the mitochondrial genome. Differences between molecular markers used in bioarchaeology are presented with emphasis on their advantages and disadvantages. As previously stated the focus of this review is on the mitochondrial DNA as a molecular marker, commonly used to answer bioarchaeological questions. The essential studies on mitochondrial DNA from ancient specimens that reveal key information about the history of Europeans are illustrated.

Keywords: ancient DNA, mitochondrial genome, bioarchaeology
 
         
     
         
         
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