mitochondria and Indology (was Re: AIT, NEW genetic evidence)

Sudalaimuthu Palaniappan Palaniappa at AOL.COM
Mon Jan 10 18:40:50 UTC 2000

In a message dated 1/10/00 12:59:33 AM Central Standard Time,
vsundaresan at HOTMAIL.COM writes:

> Mitochondrial DNA is inherited solely from the mother, as they are found
>  only in ova, and not in sperm.

I heard in a recent TV news that researchers have revised this conclusion.
There is also some contribution from the father. I am not able to recollect
the source. The broadcast said that conclusions regarding human evolution
(re. Lucy, etc.) and dispersal have to be revised.  Does anybody have the
reference on that? Has anybody looked into how this finding will affect the
present discussion?

S. Palaniappan

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