Mitochondrial DNA control region variation in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Forensic Sci Int Genet. 2008 Jan;2(1):e9-10. doi: 10.1016/j.fsigen.2007.08.005. Epub 2007 Sep 24.


249 entire mtDNA control region sequences were generated and analyzed in a population sample from Dubai, one of the seven United Arab Emirates. The control region was amplified in one piece and sequenced with different sequencing primers. Sequence evaluation was performed twice and validated by a third senior mtDNA scientist. Phylogenetic analyses were used for quality assurance purposes and for the determination of the haplogroup affiliation of the samples. Upon publication, the population data are going to be available in the EMPOP database (

MeSH terms

  • DNA Fingerprinting / methods
  • DNA, Mitochondrial / analysis*
  • DNA, Mitochondrial / genetics
  • Databases, Factual
  • Genetic Variation*
  • Genetics, Population
  • Haplotypes
  • Humans
  • Phylogeny
  • Quality Control
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Software
  • United Arab Emirates


  • DNA, Mitochondrial