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    How can you tell from YDNA that a man is closely related to a woman,from her MTDNA?

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    You can't. Y-DNA and mtDNA are different and can't be compared with each other.

    You can compare two people's Y-DNA results to each other, or you can compare two people's mtDNA results to each other.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by juneparks55 View Post
      How can you tell from YDNA that a man is closely related to a woman,from her MTDNA?
      In case you're asking about a father/daughter relationship, there is paternity testing that can be done; it's just not the kind we usually talk about in this forum. Not sure about mother/son testing. Does anyone out there know if that's possible?

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        Originally posted by vinnie View Post
        In case you're asking about a father/daughter relationship, there is paternity testing that can be done; it's just not the kind we usually talk about in this forum. Not sure about mother/son testing. Does anyone out there know if that's possible?
        Paternity and other types of close relationship testing are done using autosomal DNA, not Y-DNA or mtDNA.

        Elise

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        • #5
          Originally posted by vinnie View Post
          In case you're asking about a father/daughter relationship, there is paternity testing that can be done; it's just not the kind we usually talk about in this forum. Not sure about mother/son testing. Does anyone out there know if that's possible?
          Of course the fact that the son receives the mother's mtDNA does provide some information, or am I missing something here? It could prove conclusively that a woman is not the mother of a man in question.

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          • #6
            What are you trying to find out?

            Originally posted by juneparks55 View Post
            How can you tell from YDNA that a man is closely related to a woman,from her MTDNA?
            If we knew what you are trying to understand we might be able to provide a better answer. Are you asking about a man and woman you know something about or is this just a general question about a man and a woman who live on opposite sides of the world?

            As has already been stated you won't learn anything of value if all you have is the man's Y-DNA and the woman's mtDNA. I'm betting you know more about this man and woman than you have told us so far.

            Tell us what you know and what you want to know and some of us will try to help you.

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