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dc.contributor.authorKing, TE
dc.contributor.authorGonzalez Fortes, G
dc.contributor.authorBalaresque, P
dc.contributor.authorThomas, MG
dc.contributor.authorBalding, D
dc.contributor.authorDelser, PM
dc.contributor.authorNeumann, R
dc.contributor.authorParson, W
dc.contributor.authorKnapp, M
dc.contributor.authorWalsh, S
dc.contributor.authorTonasso, L
dc.contributor.authorHolt, J
dc.contributor.authorKayser, M
dc.contributor.authorAppleby, J
dc.contributor.authorForster, P
dc.contributor.authorEkserdjian, D
dc.contributor.authorHofreiter, M
dc.contributor.authorSchuerer, K
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-05T00:50:56Z
dc.date.available2021-02-05T00:50:56Z
dc.date.issued2014-12-01
dc.identifierpii: ncomms6631
dc.identifier.citationKing, T. E., Gonzalez Fortes, G., Balaresque, P., Thomas, M. G., Balding, D., Delser, P. M., Neumann, R., Parson, W., Knapp, M., Walsh, S., Tonasso, L., Holt, J., Kayser, M., Appleby, J., Forster, P., Ekserdjian, D., Hofreiter, M. & Schuerer, K. (2014). Identification of the remains of King Richard III. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 5 (1), https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms6631.
dc.identifier.issn2041-1723
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/260176
dc.description.abstractIn 2012, a skeleton was excavated at the presumed site of the Grey Friars friary in Leicester, the last-known resting place of King Richard III. Archaeological, osteological and radiocarbon dating data were consistent with these being his remains. Here we report DNA analyses of both the skeletal remains and living relatives of Richard III. We find a perfect mitochondrial DNA match between the sequence obtained from the remains and one living relative, and a single-base substitution when compared with a second relative. Y-chromosome haplotypes from male-line relatives and the remains do not match, which could be attributed to a false-paternity event occurring in any of the intervening generations. DNA-predicted hair and eye colour are consistent with Richard's appearance in an early portrait. We calculate likelihood ratios for the non-genetic and genetic data separately, and combined, and conclude that the evidence for the remains being those of Richard III is overwhelming.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherNATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
dc.titleIdentification of the remains of King Richard III
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/ncomms6631
melbourne.affiliation.departmentSchool of Mathematics and Statistics
melbourne.affiliation.facultyScience
melbourne.source.titleNature Communications
melbourne.source.volume5
melbourne.source.issue1
dc.rights.licenseCC BY
melbourne.elementsid970093
melbourne.contributor.authorBalding, David
dc.identifier.eissn2041-1723
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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