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mtDNA variability within a species

A. F. Cockburn afc at nervm.nerdc.ufl.edu
Tue Apr 11 07:34:38 EST 1995


Hello all,

I was wondering what the largest distance was that had been measured
between haplotypes within a species.  We have looked at lots of 
mosquito haplotypes using restriction digestion and find variability 
is generally around 1% (in nucleotide substitutions) and almost never
more than 5%.

Would two haplotypes that differed by 10% be unlikely to come from the
same species?

I am most interested in hearing about other insects, but any animal
information would be useful.

Thanks,
Andrew Cockburn




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