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Mitochondrial DNA control region haplotype and haplogroup diversity in South Eastern Turkey


      • We present mitochondrial DNA population data for South East Turkey, which is underrepresented in the forensic literature.
      • The sequences were analyzed according to the highest quality standard in forensic genetics.
      • The population data will be uploaded onto EMPOP upon publication of the data (EMP00670).


      Despite its large geographic and population size only little is known about the mitochondrial (mt)DNA make up of Turkey.orensically relevant data are almost completely absent in the literature. We analyzed the mtDNA control region of 224 volunteers from South Eastern Turkey and compared the data to populations from neighboring countries. The haplotypes will be made available via the EMPOP database (EMP00670) and contribute to the body of forensic mtDNA data.


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