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Size Does Not Matter for Mitochondrial DNA

Science  28 Apr 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5773, pp. 537-538
DOI: 10.1126/science.1127182

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Summary

That large populations harbor more genetic diversity than small ones holds true for nuclear genomes, but may not apply to mitochondrial DNA. If so, the use of mitochondrial DNA as a standard for genetic diversity may not be appropriate.

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