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From: "Ian Logan" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Mtdna haplogroup R*
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 14:33:44 +0100
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'Haplogroup B' is a prime example of how the earlier HVR1 & 2 testing gave very poor 'tree'
structure to the haplogroup.

Complete sequencing is really the only answer here; but even so we still have many unanswered
So what is needed is for a lot more sequences from the Americas to be put on GenBank .



Hello Ian,
you have a very informative website.
Mtdna Haplogroup B apears to be defined by a del at 8271/81 along with a couple of other
polymorphisms at 16303 and 16517
(which occurs in B-F).
I wonder if any conclusions were drawn using the control region alone which may have thrown studies
off a bit early on?
Since there doesn't appear to be a lot of R* this haplotype if R* (per FTDNA) may be close to the
founder of B.

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