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Research Article

Introducing the Algerian Mitochondrial DNA and Y-Chromosome Profiles into the North African Landscape

  • Asmahan Bekada,

    Affiliation: Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Oran, Oran, Algeria

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  • Rosa Fregel,

    Affiliations: Department of Genetics, Faculty of Biology, University of La Laguna, La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain, Department of Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain, Forensic Genetics Laboratory, Institute of Legal Medicine of Las Palmas, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain

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  • Vicente M. Cabrera,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, Faculty of Biology, University of La Laguna, La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain

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  • José M. Larruga,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, Faculty of Biology, University of La Laguna, La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain

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  • José Pestano,

    Affiliations: Department of Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain, Forensic Genetics Laboratory, Institute of Legal Medicine of Las Palmas, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain

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  • Soraya Benhamamouch,

    Affiliation: Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Oran, Oran, Algeria

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  • Ana M. González mail

    amglez@ull.es

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, Faculty of Biology, University of La Laguna, La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain

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  • Published: February 19, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0056775

About the Authors

Asmahan Bekada, Soraya Benhamamouch
Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Oran, Oran, Algeria
Rosa Fregel, Vicente M. Cabrera, José M. Larruga, Ana M. González
Department of Genetics, Faculty of Biology, University of La Laguna, La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
Rosa Fregel, José Pestano
Department of Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain
Rosa Fregel, José Pestano
Forensic Genetics Laboratory, Institute of Legal Medicine of Las Palmas, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain

Corresponding Author

Email: amglez@ull.es

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AB VMC JML SB AMG. Performed the experiments: AB RF JML JP SB. Analyzed the data: AB VMC JML AMG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RF JP SB. Wrote the paper: AB VMC JML AMG.