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Table 1 All polymorphism data from African and non-African populations.

From: Mitochondrial pathogenic mutations are population-specific

  Number of variable sites Number of minor alleles
SNP Category Total African Non-African African Non-African
Synonymous 2574 (67.1%) 792 (71.0%) 2422 (67.3%) 8614 39183
- Four fold 1177 (45.7%) 419 (53.0%) 1274 (52.6%) 4877 20284
Nonsynonymous 1263 (32.9%) 323 (29.0%) 1178 (32.7%) 2942 15688
- Unknown 4 (0.3%) 1 (0.3%) 4 (0.3%) 5 51
- Benign 922 (73.0%) 263 (81.4%) 865 (73.4%) 2727 14611
- Damaging 338 (26.7%) 59 (18.3%) 309 (26.3%) 210 1025
Pathogenic total 87 27 85 83 1259
- Coding regions 55 19 53 56 956
- tRNAs 25 7 25 26 177
- rRNAs 7 1 7 1 126
  1. Some polymorphic sites were shared between the two populations, leading to fewer polymorphic sites in the total category than just the sum of polymorphic sites from each population.