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Subject: Re: [DNA] FTDNA admits to errors in many mtDNA sequences
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2010 09:15:10 EST


The next question would be how to incorporate the specialist's eye view in
computer matching algorithms. My preference would be to ignore this region
completely, along with insertions around 16189C and 309 and heteroplasmy. I
would like to see heteroplasmy codes within the FASTA files at GenBank,
though. If I recall correctly, the FASTA file at FTDNA did it that way.

Ann Turner

In a message dated 2/4/2010 5:19:40 AM Pacific Standard Time,
writes:

> Confused? Any mtDNA specialist would know that all these various methods
> of reporting these insertions mean exactly the same thing. The specialist
> would simply convert them to the format he or she uses and not worry about
> it.
>
> I'm not discouraging anyone from taking up Ian's kind offer to assist in
> making the minor change to their GenBank entry. But we are not talking about
> some type of fatal flaw in what's there now. Insertions and deletions and
> heteroplasmies tend to make mtDNA sequences rather messy.


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