Why is mitochondrial DNA useful for tracking human evolutionary history?
Nov 25, 2016
The mitochondrial DNA is a maternal that is used to construct evolutionary trees.
- The mitochondrial DNA is a maternal that is used to construct evolutionary trees.
- The mitochondrial DNAs have a higher rate of mutations than the nuclear DNA.
- The higher rate of in mitochondrial DNA mutationsmaking it easy to resolve differences between closely related individuals.
- The mitochondrial DNAs show similarities with the prokaryotic DNA.