mitchondrial dna inheritance

Mr Vid Mohan-Ram k9mhc at .rfhsm.ac.uk
Mon Apr 29 02:45:20 EST 1996


hi...
since mtdna is (mostly) maternally inherited the child will have
the mt genotype of his mother right?...studies have
used mtdna to group/classify/segregate individuals, and recently
ethnic groups and african subpopulations, 

.so what happens if a person had a chinese father and an african 
mother for example, would that person be classified as african according
to mtdna profiles, if there was no knowledge of their parentage?

curiouser and curiouser..

cheers

vid




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