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From: Drew Smith <>
Subject: Re: [DNA-NEWBIE] New DNA matching tool (beta) at 23andme.com
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 18:43:29 -0400
Nelda, if you won't mind, I will make a few corrections here.
It's HVR intead of HRV. HVR stands for "hypervariable control region".
The 15,000-17,000 number refers to the number of base pairs (not
markers) in the entire mtDNA. There are fewer than 1200 base pairs in
just the HVR1 and HVR2 regions.
On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 4:53 PM, Nelda Percival
> Now chromosomes are strings, but mtdna is a complete circle. think of it as a clock. your HRV1 and HRV2 regions are basically between 11:59 and 12:06, the rest of it is coding zone.
> Now, if I remember right there is over 17,000 different markers in just the two HRV regions.
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