mtDNA Full Sequence (3 differences)


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Joined: Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:04 pm

YDNA:
R-L21
MtDNA:
U5A
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:13 am
Hello,

I am a U5a2 from Brittany, and, according to FTdna (kit N66966), I seem to have a 3 steps match (HVR1,HVR2, coding region): an american citizen from Louisiana. What I find interesting is that her most distant ancestor (17th century) on her maternal side was from Brittany as well, and living not more than 100 kilometers far from mine but she is not one of my Family finder matches.

My HVR1 DIFFERENCES FROM rCRS: 16192T 16256T 16270T 16278T 16294T 16391A 16526A

My HVR2 DIFFERENCES FROM rCRS : 64T 73G 152C 263G 315.1C

My Coding region differences from RCRS: 750G 1438G 2706G 3197C 4769G 6899A 7028T 8860G 9305A 9477A 11084G 11467G 11719A 11969A 12076G 12308G 12372A 13617C 13656C 14766T 14793G 15184C 15326G

Would you be able to estimate how many generations ago our common ancestor lived?

Dreger

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Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:38 am
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:47 am
dreger wrote:Hello,

I am a U5a2 from Brittany, and, according to FTdna (kit N66966), I seem to have a 3 steps match (HVR1,HVR2, coding region): an american citizen from Louisiana. What I find interesting is that her most distant ancestor (17th century) on her maternal side was from Brittany as well, and living not more than 100 kilometers far from mine but she is not one of my Family finder matches.

Would you be able to estimate how many generations ago our common ancestor lived?

Dreger


Hi Dreger,

I'm the volunteer adminstrator for the U5 project. FTDNA counts heteroplasmies in the steps, and two of the differences between you and your match are heteroplasmies, which might not be very significant. So I would consider you to be a 1 step match. Your 1 real difference is your extra mutation at 152. This is a very common mutation sites, so there it seems likely you could share a recent common ancestor with this person. It's difficult to say how recent - it could be a few hundred years or perhaps a 1000 years. So I'm not surprised that she is not in your Family Finder matches.

Your branch of U5a2 is extremely rare and appears to be found in only in people with French ancestry. I would guess this might be represent a U5a2 ancestor who was lived in an ice age refuge, perhaps in France, between 15,000 to 20,000 years ago. Since you have a unique HVR1 signature, it's likely that anyone who matches you in HVR1 is also part of the same group.

Gail

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