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From: "Ken Nordtvedt" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Re: mtDNA U5 and Saami/Berber Paper
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 12:07:37 -0600
16311 is shown under or at U5b1c along with 16192. What that means is not
clear from the paper's figure explanation text. Whether appearance of both
means "either" or "both" is left unstated.
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From: "ljcrain1" <>
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2005 11:44 AM
Subject: [DNA] Re: mtDNA U5 and Saami/Berber Paper
> Ken; I share two mutations with you; 16270 and 16189. My third and only
other mutation is 16311, which is NOT U5b. Yet I was left in U5b. I was
wondering why you were reassigned also.
> Janet Crain
> From: "Ken Nordtvedt" < >
> Subject: mtDNA U5 and Saami/Berber Paper
> Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 11:09:04 -0600
> Some of you like me may have received a "reassignment" by FTDNA recently
for our U5 mtDNA. I was sent to U5a but with no explanation.
> I went to the recent paper on Berber/Saami mtDNA which concentrated on U5
and has a tree for the haplogroup in the paper.
> I have just four indicated mutations in HVR1 --- at 16270, 16189, 16192,
> 16270 is shown in the tree as indicative of U5.
> 16189, 16192, and 16398 are shown all together in the tree as indicating
> If anyone has looked at this tree and understands why FTDNA would move me
from U5 to U5a in the face of this apparent evidence for U5b2, I'd be
interested in your perspective. I asked this of FTDNA, but they seem to
always talk to me in undecipherable code and simply mentioned that future
tests they will have for sale should answer my question.
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