Mitochondrial DNA polymorphism in Calabria (southern Italy)

Gene Geogr. 1989 Apr;3(1):33-40.


Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism (RFLP) of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) has been investigated in a sample from Calabria (Southern Italy). Seven restriction endonucleases (HpaI, BamHI, HaeII, MspI, AvaII, HincII and PstI) have been employed on 60 mtDNAs from placentas. Two new morphs have been identified (PstI-3Cal and AvaII-24Cal) and the respective polymorphic sites have been located by double digestion. Two new types (74 and 75) have also been identified and their possible origin from other known mtDNA types has been suggested.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Albania / ethnology
  • DNA, Mitochondrial / genetics*
  • Ethnicity
  • Female
  • Greece / ethnology
  • Humans
  • Italy
  • Placenta / chemistry
  • Polymorphism, Genetic
  • Polymorphism, Restriction Fragment Length*
  • Pregnancy


  • DNA, Mitochondrial