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Subject: [DNA] mtDNA results from "The Lost Tomb of Jesus"
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2007 10:38:00 EDT
The Discovery Channel show did not give any raw data, but a posting at the
FTDNA forum gave results in this format:
"The book [presumably "The Jesus Family Tomb"] had the following mtDNA
CCAGTAGGAT - Jesus
ACCCACTAGG - Mariamne
ATCAACAAAC - Jesus
ATACCAACAA - Mariamne
CTACCC - Jesus
ACCTAG - Mariamne"
The two sequences are not aligned with each other, but they overlap. I
realigned them and deduced the polymorphisms by comparing the fragments with the
CRS. You will need to view this in a fixed width font (or look at this post in
the archives) to make the letters and numbers line up:
acccactaggataccaacaaacctaccc CRS starting at 16265
Jesus 16270G 16278T
I ran the sequences at BLAST. The polymorphisms are common enough that they
show up in multiple haplogroups (parallel mutations), so the sequences are too
short to make any statement about a haplogroup. The only conclusion we can
draw is that the two sequences are not matrilineally related.
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