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From: "William Hurst" <>
Subject: mtDNA Haplogroup K Project Reaches 100 Members
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2006 10:14:35 -0500
The mtDNA Haplogroup K Project has now reached 100 members after only 2 1/2
months. Actually we have 99 listed as K's. Another one joined as as K, is
now shown as a U4, but really looks like a K to me. FTDNA is checking on
this. Also, we have one person who tested at another company but has
provided her information to me. We remain the largest mtDNA haplogroup
project at FTDNA. 38 transferred their results from the NGS Genographic
Project. 61 have taken the high-resolution HVR1/2 test, a much higher ratio
than I've found in my MitoSearch surveys. 11 more have HVR2 tests on order.
62 have posted their results to MitoSearch.
Two of our members have received subclade assignments based on full-sequence
tests. One is a K1a1a and the other a K2a. Both of those happen to have an
exact match. Two others have ordered full-sequence tests.
Of the 61 with complete results, there are only 6 pairs of exact matches, so
there are 55 different haplotypes - a diversity percentage of 92%. That's
higher than I have found in MitoSearch.
Looking at the listed countries of origin, 29 were from the British Isles,
22 from Eastern Europe (including Belarus, not seen on MitoSearch), 6 from
Germanic countries, 2 from Scandinavia, 7 others from Western Europe, 6 from
the USA, 2 from Canada, 1 from the Philippines, and 25 unknown. This pattern
is similar that found on MitoSearch. 24 of the results have one or more of
the mutations identified as possibly being Ashkenazi. 8 or 9 have markers
usually leading to the K1c or K1c2 subclades. 34 have the 497T HVR2 marker
which starts the K1a subclades. 2 have the 16270T marker which is the
defining marker for U5. Tests are being run on several persons with that and
the K markers. 10 have the 512 insertions which I discussed in my most
recent posting from MitoSearch.
One big advantage of the Project results over MitoSearch is that the results
are direct from FTDNA, eliminating the possibility of members' typographical
errors. Duplications are also avoided.
A new chart with the results sorted and color-coded is at
K Project website is at http://www.familytreedna.com/public/mtDNA_K/ 28
members have added the coordinates of their maternal ancestor's country of
origin to the map below the mtDNA Results. To join the K Project, use the
blue Join button on your FTDNA personal page.
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