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From: Doug McDonald <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] odd mutation marker
Date: Sat, 06 Feb 2010 18:51:44 -0600
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William Hurst wrote:
> Hi Cornelia and all,
> You have a heteroplasmy at 16093. That means your mtDNA has a combination of the Cambridge
> Reference Sequence's T variant and the normal mutation's C variant. FTDNA only calls a
> heteroplasmy if each variant is at least 30% of the DNA. "Y" is simply the code for the
> combination of C and T. 16093 is the most heteroplasmic position in HVR1. You might also see
> 16093N, where the "N" means a heteroplasmy of undetermined variants. In reality, those are older
> sequences before FTDNA started assigning the codes; so in this case it's the same as "Y." See the
> For Mitosearch, just ignore the 16093 position; you are about equally as likely to be related to
> someone with or without 16093C.

I don't think ignoring it is correct: you should try both variants (i.e. not listing it
as a mutation, and listing it as a T). If you don't try list it as a T, you may miss
peoplw who are T and have too many other mutations.

Doug McDonald

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