Nucleic Acids and Molecular Biology

Human Mitochondrial DNA and the Evolution of Homo sapiens

Editors: Bandelt, Hans-Jürgen, Richards, Martin, Macaulay, Vincent (Eds.)

Free Preview

Buy this book

eBook 149,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-540-31789-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase and usable on all devices
  • Bulk discounts available
Hardcover 207,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
Softcover 194,38 €
price for Spain (gross)
About this book

Mitochondrial DNA is one of the most explored genetic systems because of what it can tell us about the human past. This volume takes a unique perspective, presenting the disparate strands that must be tied together to exploit this system. From molecular biology to anthropology, statistics to ancient DNA, this first volume of three presents the global picture of human mitochondrial DNA variation. It takes a critical look at the field, flagging the problems, as well as the successes, and always placing the mitochondrial phylogeny centre stage.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"The study of the variation in mitochondrial DNA has significantly deepened our knowledge about human dispersal … . The book is clearly written and benefits from the true experts in the field. … it provides a strong and helpful basis and serves as a well-selected summary … . everybody involved in mtDNA research is sooner or later advised to have a look at it." (Wolfgang Haak, Journal of Comparative Human Biology, Vol. 58, 2007)

"Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) has become prominent in studies … . mtDNA is a boon, not only for scholars interested in the origin of Homo sapiens, but also for population biologists, forensic scientists and those interested in the applications of ancient DNA techniques. … mtDNA has grown in parallel with advances in molecular biology, phylogenetics and bioinformatics. … This well-written book contains much valuable information on the received human mtDNA phylogeny and taxonomy." (Erika Hagelberg, Human Genetics, Vol. 123, 2008)

"This book reviews what mitochondria are, how these organelles are studied by geneticists, and what they tell us about our evolution. … is an excellent book that will appeal to several audiences. One is the human mitochondrial DNA research community. While the authors describe current research, they also offer a number of provocative reconstructions of human history … . The authors of this book have done a valuable service to the anthropological community." (Pamela R. Willoughby, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Vol. 135, 2008)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Mitochondrial DNA in Homo Sapiens

    Pages 3-15

    Chinnery, Patrick F.

  • The Transmission and Segregation of Mitochondrial DNA in Homo Sapiens

    Pages 17-29

    Chinnery, Patrick F.

  • Numts Revisited

    Pages 31-46

    Bravi, Claudio M. (et al.)

  • Estimation of Mutation Rates and Coalescence Times: Some Caveats

    Pages 47-90

    Bandelt, Hans-Jürgen (et al.)

  • Postmortem Damage of Mitochondrial DNA

    Pages 91-115

    Thomas, M. (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook 149,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-540-31789-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase and usable on all devices
  • Bulk discounts available
Hardcover 207,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
Softcover 194,38 €
price for Spain (gross)
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Mitochondrial DNA and the Evolution of Homo sapiens
Editors
  • Hans-Jürgen Bandelt
  • Martin Richards
  • Vincent Macaulay
Series Title
Nucleic Acids and Molecular Biology
Series Volume
18
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-31789-0
DOI
10.1007/3-540-31789-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-31788-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06868-3
Series ISSN
0933-1891
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 271
Topics