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From: Doug McDonald <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] mtDNA match in Portugal
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2005 08:40:57 -0600
Michael Maddi wrote:
> I'm fairly sure that, since there was only one match given me and one
> scientific paper citation, that the match came from a subject in the
> study described in the Pereira paper. And, in fact, I did find the
> close match in the appendix which contained the HVR1 and HVR2 results
> of all the subjects, in alphabetical haplogroup order. There were no
> T5s listed, however this paper was published in 2000 and perhaps T5
> was not recognized at that time. The one I consider the match I was
> informed of by GeneticAncestor was classified in the appendix as T*.
> There were also T1s and T2s, if I remember correctly.
When dealing with mtDNA, it is best to look at several papers and
compare not only the two HVRs but the coding region. Different
papers define mtDNA groups differently, and even have a different
tree topology (order of mutations since "Eve") in somce cases.
I general I recommend strongly using Palanichamy et. al. as the gold
standard, since they have both HVR and coding region data.