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Old 20th May 2017, 10:04 AM
mb79 mb79 is offline
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mtFull test - Haplogroup states only "H"

The mtFull sequence test results for my father are in.
The mtDNA haplogroup states for him only "H" - no further letters or numbers.
When I had my mother's mtFull test done, then she had a haplogroup description of four digits.

So why does my father get only "H"?
Are there extremely rare mutations in his mother's mitochondrial DNA, wherefore it is not possible to put him in any of the existing subclades?
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Old 20th May 2017, 04:48 PM
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Perhaps he doesn't have enough rare or different mutations from the original H haplogroup founding ancestor to be place up or down the line. He might just be way back on the H branch.
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Old 20th May 2017, 05:37 PM
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Are there extremely rare mutations in his mother's mitochondrial DNA, wherefore it is not possible to put him in any of the existing subclades?
The current phylogenetic tree for mtDNA has 106 direct subclades of H (from H1 through H106). Each subclade was added to the tree only upon the official cataloguing of two examples. In all likelihood, then, at least another 100 such subclades exist for which only one example has been catalogued so far, and yet another 100 subclades for which no examples have been officially catalogued.

The logical conclusion is that mtDNA H has undergone a rather recent rapid expansion.
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