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From: "Lawrence Mayka" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Article: Early Eurasian migration traces in the TarimBasin revealed by mtDNA polymorphisms
Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2010 09:49:11 -0600
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The research paper abstract below suggests that U3 and X2 in the ancient
Tarim Basin must have come from the Middle East or Caucasus. But someone in
another forum listed the actual HVR1 mutation lists. I have numbered them
here:

(1) U3 : 16343
(2) U3 : 16093 16343
(3) X2 : 16145 16179 16183C 16189 16223 16274 16278 16344
(4) X2 : 16145 16179 16183C 16189 16223 16228 16274 16278 16344

(1) exactly matches a project member of Russian matrilineage. (3) exactly
matches two project members of Polish matrilineage. (2) and (4) each have
only one additional mutation beyond (1) and (3) respectively.

I fail to see how these sequences suggest a Middle East or Caucasus origin.

> From: [mailto:genealogy-dna-
> ] On Behalf Of steven perkins
> Early Eurasian migration traces in the Tarim Basin revealed by mtDNA
> polymorphisms

> In the limited existing Western Eurasian lineages,
> two sub-haplogroups, U3 and X2, that are rare in Central Asia were
> found in this study, which may be indicative of the remnants of an
> early immigrant population from the Near East and Caucasus regions
> preserved only in the Tarim Basin. The presence of U3 in modern and
> archeological samples in the Tarim Basin suggests that the immigration
> took place earlier than 2,000 years ago and points to human continuity
> in this area, with at least one Western lineage originating from the
> Near East and Caucasus regions.


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