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Dec
18
awarded  Scholar
Dec
18
accepted What kind of event would cause the current Mitochondrial Eve to be replaced by a new one?
Dec
14
comment What kind of event would cause the current Mitochondrial Eve to be replaced by a new one?
This notion seems to conflict with the hypothesis that our current M-Eve was not the only woman alive at the time. Isn't it so that other contemporary women of our M-Eve do have living descendants, just not matrilineal?
Dec
14
comment What kind of event would cause the current Mitochondrial Eve to be replaced by a new one?
But these mutations can ultimately also be transferred to the offspring through patrilineal descendants, right? What factor makes it likely that this woman would become a M-Eve? Was our M-Eve really so different from other women alive at the time?
Dec
14
awarded  Supporter
Dec
14
comment What kind of event would cause the current Mitochondrial Eve to be replaced by a new one?
This sounds fair, but I'm left wondering if the rate of extinction of mitochondrial lineages is dependent on the total population. At what rate do humans get a new M-Eve, and which factors influence that rate?
Dec
13
awarded  Student
Dec
13
asked What kind of event would cause the current Mitochondrial Eve to be replaced by a new one?
Dec
13
awarded  Autobiographer