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The Most Recent Common Ancestor of Modern Humans was Born in Eurasia

Version 1 : Received: 17 December 2020 / Approved: 18 December 2020 / Online: 18 December 2020 (14:03:16 CET)

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Cabrera, V.M. Updating the Phylogeography and Temporal Evolution of Mitochondrial DNA Haplogroup U8 with Special Mention to the Basques. DNA 2022, 2, 104-115. Cabrera, V.M. Updating the Phylogeography and Temporal Evolution of Mitochondrial DNA Haplogroup U8 with Special Mention to the Basques. DNA 2022, 2, 104-115.

Journal reference: DNA 2022, 2, 8
DOI: 10.3390/dna2020008

Abstract

Ancient DNA has given a new vision to the recent history of human evolution. However, by always relying on the information provided by whole genome sequencing, some relevant relationships between modern humans and its archaic relatives have been misinterpreted by hybridization and recombination causes. In contrast, the congruent phylogeny, obtained from non-recombinant uniparental markers, indicates that humans and Neanderthals are sister subspecies, and that the most recent common ancestor of modern humans was not of African origin but Eurasian.

Keywords

Human; ancientDNA; Phylogeny

Subject

BIOLOGY, Anatomy & Morphology

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