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Subject: Re: [DNA] McCall MtDNA
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2006 12:05:49 EDT
In a message dated 04/12/06 8:40:36 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> After six tests,all our McCall ladies have Haplogroup H and marker 519C
> under HVR1 and markers 263G,315 and 1C under HVR2. Does this compare
> similarly to
> other families? Did Tara of Tuscany in "Daughters of Eve" have any
Ron, do you know how all the McCall ladies are related to each other? If they
have a common matrilineal ancestor, they should match each other.
If you are talking about people who are not known to be related, but just
happen to be named McCall or have an ancestor named McCall, it would be rather
unusual to see so many perfect matches. It happens that Haplogroup H ("Helena"
in the "Seven Daughters of Eve") is the most common European haplogroup, but we
often see a little bit of variety within that haplogroup -- another mutation
or two or three scattered somewhere in HVR1 or HVR2.
Your differences in HVR2 are usually written as 263G and 315.1C (the .1 is
the notation for showing that there is one more C right after position 315).
Almost everyone in the world will show those two differences. It is the Cambridge
Reference Sequence that has the rare values.
Each haplogroup has certain typical differences from the CRS, which is called
a "motif." For instance, Macaulay's table of haplogroup motifs for HVR1 shows
that people in haplogroup T have differences at 16126 and 16294 (his table
omits the 16000).