International Journal of Legal Medicine

, Volume 122, Issue 1, pp 87–89 | Cite as

Mitochondrial control region sequences from northern Greece and Greek Cypriots

  • Jodi IrwinEmail author
  • Jessica Saunier
  • Katharine Strouss
  • Carla Paintner
  • Toni Diegoli
  • Kimberly Sturk
  • Leda Kovatsi
  • Anita Brandstätter
  • Marios A. Cariolou
  • Walther Parson
  • Thomas J. Parsons
Short Communication


Entire mitochondrial control region data were generated for population samples of 319 unrelated individuals from northern Greece and 91 unrelated individuals from Cyprus. The samples from northern Greece have been previously typed for 15 nuclear short tandem repeat (STR; Kovatsi et al., Forensic Sci. Int. 159:61–63, 2006).


mtDNA Haplogroups Greece Cyprus Population data 



We thank Jennifer O’Callaghan, Heather Williams, Kimberly Watson and Rebecca Just for assistance with data analysis and database confirmation. The opinions and assertions contained herein are solely those of the authors and are not to be construed as official or as views of the US Department of Defense or the US Department of the Army.

Supplementary material

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Figure S1 Map of northern Greece and regions sampled. The number in parentheses represents the sample size from region 1 Grevena (4), 2 Kastoria (6), 3 Kozani (19), 4 Florina (6), 5 Pella (18), 6 Imathia (18), 7 Pieria (17), 8 Kilkis (9), 9 Thessaloniki (147), 10 Halkidiki (14), 11 Serres (29), 12 Drama (14), and 13 Kavala (18) (DOC 45 KB)
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Table S1 Entire control region sequences from 91 Greek Cypriots listed as differences from the rCRS, with insertions at polycytosine stretches ignored. Frequency of occurrence of each haplotype is listed, as well as inferred haplogroup attribution, where known (DOC 76 KB)
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Table S2 Entire control region sequences from 319 Northern Greeks listed as differences from the rCRS, with insertions at polycytosine stretches ignored. Frequency of occurrence of each haplotype is listed, as well as inferred haplogroup attribution, where known (DOC 202 KB)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jodi Irwin
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jessica Saunier
    • 1
  • Katharine Strouss
    • 1
  • Carla Paintner
    • 1
  • Toni Diegoli
    • 1
  • Kimberly Sturk
    • 1
  • Leda Kovatsi
    • 2
  • Anita Brandstätter
    • 3
  • Marios A. Cariolou
    • 4
  • Walther Parson
    • 3
  • Thomas J. Parsons
    • 1
  1. 1.Armed Forces DNA Identification LaboratoryArmed Forces Institute of PathologyRockvilleUSA
  2. 2.Laboratory of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology,School of MedicineAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  3. 3.Institute of Legal MedicineInnsbruck Medical UniversityInnsbruckAustria
  4. 4.Laboratory of Forensic GeneticsThe Cyprus Institute of Neurology and GeneticsNicosiaCyprus

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