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From: "William Hurst" <>
Subject: mtDNA Haplogroup K Project - report at two weeks
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 13:47:12 -0500
The mtDNA Haplogroup K Project at FTDNA was begun exactly two weeks ago, so
I thought I would provide a report. We now have 25 members; five of whom
transferred from the NGS Genographic Project.
Eighteen of 25 have taken the full mtDNAPlus test - HVR1 plus HVR2. This is
important for K's, since many subclades may be determined from HVR2
There are only a couple of unusual haplotypes; most have the three HVR1 and
three HVR2 mutations common to most K's plus a few subclade-defining or
personal mutations. One from the Genographic Project has four rare
mutations. Another one has a back mutation at 16224C.
There are no exact HVR1/2 matches, but there are a couple of close matches.
One pair differs only on one HVR1 mutation. Another pair, easily identified
as K1c2 using the Palanichamy-Behar systerm, differs only in that one has
the back mutation at 16224C. Two of those tested at just HVR1 have a perfect
match including three additional mutations. They have another match on
MitoSearch who does have posted HVR2 values. Another eight have just the
three defining HVR1 mutations, but each has a different set of HVR2
mutations. All this shows the importance of upgrading to HVR2 and uploading
to MitoSearch - and joining the Project. Twenty-one have uploaded to
MitoSearch. Four members have mtDNARefine tests on order.
Eleven listed a Most Distant Ancestor; countries of origin mentioned for
ancestors include 4 USA, 2 Ireland, and one each Switzerland, Poland and
Scotland. That information was entered at the Setup Preferences tab on their
personal pages. The actual Maternal County of Origin is entered at Update
Contact Information; but on the GAP page only the Paternal country is
listed, even for mtDNA projects. FTDNA should address this minor problem.
Out of curiosity I checked the Y-DNA haplogroups of the men in K; 10 are
R1b, with one each R1a, J2, I, and one undetermined. Nothing surprising
Our website is http://www.familytreedna.com/public/mtDNA%5FK/
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