- Haplogroup D (mtDNA)
human genetics, Haplogroup D is a human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) haplogroup.
Haplogroup D is believed to have arisen in Asia some 60,000 years before present. It is a descendant haplogroup of haplogroup M.
Haplogroup D is also found quite frequently in Central Asia [ [http://www.nature.com/ejhg/journal/v12/n6/full/5201160a.html D. Comas et al, "Admixture, migrations, and dispersals in Central Asia: evidence from maternal DNA lineages". European Journal of Human Genetics, 2004] ] , where it makes up the second most common mtDNA clade (after H). Haplogroup D also appears at a low frequency in northeastern Europe and southwestern Asia.
In his popular book
The Seven Daughters of Eve, Bryan Sykesnamed the originator of this mtDNA haplogroup Djigonasee.
Human mitochondrial genetics
* [https://www3.nationalgeographic.com/genographic/atlas.html?card=mm007 Spread of Haplogroup D] , from "
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