Category: MtDNA Haplogroups

Categories: DNA

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In human genetics, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) haplogroups are defined using differences from the revised Cambridge Reference Sequence (rCRS) or the newer Reconstructed Sapiens Reference Sequence (RSRS). They represent branches of human genetic diversity based on single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) on mtDNA. More informtion on the rCRS and RSRS.

Current mitochondrial DNA haplogroup trees:

For an introduction to mtDNA, see About Your mtDNA Test and Haplogroup

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