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Research Article

Sequences From First Settlers Reveal Rapid Evolution in Icelandic mtDNA Pool

  • Agnar Helgason mail,

    agnar@decode.is

    Affiliations: deCODE Genetics, Reykjavik, Iceland, Department of Anthropology, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland

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  • Carles Lalueza-Fox,

    Affiliation: Institute of Evolutionary Biology (UPF-CSIC), Barcelona, Spain

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  • Shyamali Ghosh,

    Affiliation: deCODE Genetics, Reykjavik, Iceland

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  • Sigrún Sigurðardóttir,

    Affiliation: deCODE Genetics, Reykjavik, Iceland

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  • Maria Lourdes Sampietro,

    Affiliations: Institute of Evolutionary Biology (UPF-CSIC), Barcelona, Spain, Department of Human Genetics, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands

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  • Elena Gigli,

    Affiliation: Institute of Evolutionary Biology (UPF-CSIC), Barcelona, Spain

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  • Adam Baker,

    Affiliation: deCODE Genetics, Reykjavik, Iceland

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  • Jaume Bertranpetit,

    Affiliation: Institute of Evolutionary Biology (UPF-CSIC), Barcelona, Spain

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  • Lilja Árnadóttir,

    Affiliation: National Museum of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland

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  • Unnur Þorsteinsdottir,

    Affiliations: deCODE Genetics, Reykjavik, Iceland, Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland

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  • Kári Stefánsson

    Affiliations: deCODE Genetics, Reykjavik, Iceland, Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland

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  • Published: January 16, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000343

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