Mitochondrial Eve

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Mitochondrial Eve,

in genetics, a theoretical female ancestor of all living people; see EveEve,
in genetics, popular term for a theoretical female ancestor of all living people, also known as Mitochondrial Eve. In 1987 biochemist Allan C. Wilson proposed that all living human beings had inherited mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) from a single woman.
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The shadowy waters of the bayou had offered protection to runaway slaves before abolition and now, in the present day of the film, seem to harbor images of a figure that could be the ghost of the original African Eve still watching over her progeny to the wistful strains of the film's haunting musical theme.
For example, mtDNA analysis is at the heart of the con- troversial African Eve hypothesis, which traces human origins to a single woman in Africa (SN: 9/25/93, p.

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