mtDNA haplogroups vs hypervariable region

APTurner at aol.com APTurner at aol.com
Fri Nov 3 11:23:26 EST 2000


> If someone has used the term "haplogroups" to mean the result of RFLP
> analysis, I think it is a shame.  To me this term would mean something
> like a clade of haplotypes...

I picked up the term from the MITOMAP site
http://www.gen.emory.edu/cgi-bin/MITOMAP/bin/tbl5gen.pl

My question still remains -- is there a way to infer haplogroup from
polymorphisms in the hypervariable region? They seem to be two
different approaches but shouldn't a given mitotype correspond with a
specific haplogroup? I'm curious about the way Oxford Ancestors
http://www.oxfordancestors.com generates their charts, with "clans"
being named for the letter of the haplotype and the HVR-1 sequence
reported below the chart.


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