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Research Article

Origins and Evolution of the Etruscans’ mtDNA

  • Silvia Ghirotto,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology and Evolution, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy

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  • Francesca Tassi,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology and Evolution, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy

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  • Erica Fumagalli,

    Affiliations: Department of Biology and Evolution, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy, Department of Biotechnologies and Biosciences, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy

    Current address: Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

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  • Vincenza Colonna,

    Affiliations: Department of Biology and Evolution, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy, Institute of Genetics e Biophysics “Adriano Buzzati-Traverso”, National Research Council, Naples, Italy

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  • Anna Sandionigi,

    Affiliation: Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy

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  • Martina Lari,

    Affiliation: Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy

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  • Stefania Vai,

    Affiliation: Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy

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  • Emmanuele Petiti,

    Affiliation: Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy

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  • Giorgio Corti,

    Affiliation: Institute for Biomedical Technologies, National Research Council, Segrate, Milan, Italy

    Current address: Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment, Candiolo (Turin), Italy

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  • Ermanno Rizzi,

    Affiliation: Institute for Biomedical Technologies, National Research Council, Segrate, Milan, Italy

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  • Gianluca De Bellis,

    Affiliation: Institute for Biomedical Technologies, National Research Council, Segrate, Milan, Italy

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  • David Caramelli,

    Affiliation: Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy

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  • Guido Barbujani mail

    g.barbujani@unife.it

    Affiliation: Department of Biology and Evolution, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy

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  • Published: February 06, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0055519

About the Authors

Silvia Ghirotto, Francesca Tassi, Erica Fumagalli, Vincenza Colonna, Guido Barbujani
Department of Biology and Evolution, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
Erica Fumagalli
Department of Biotechnologies and Biosciences, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy
Vincenza Colonna
Institute of Genetics e Biophysics “Adriano Buzzati-Traverso”, National Research Council, Naples, Italy
Anna Sandionigi, Martina Lari, Stefania Vai, Emmanuele Petiti, David Caramelli
Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
Giorgio Corti, Ermanno Rizzi, Gianluca De Bellis
Institute for Biomedical Technologies, National Research Council, Segrate, Milan, Italy

Corresponding Author

Email: g.barbujani@unife.it

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SG DC GB. Performed the experiments: SG FT EF AS ML SV EP GC ER GDB. Analyzed the data: SG FT EF VC. Wrote the paper: SG DC GB.