Haplogroup D (mtDNA)


Haplogroup D (mtDNA)

In 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.

It is found in Northeast Asia (including Siberia) and is also one of five haplogroups found in the indigenous peoples of the Americas, the others being A, B, C, and X.

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 Sykes named the originator of this mtDNA haplogroup Djigonasee.

References

See also

*Human mitochondrial genetics

External links

* [https://www3.nationalgeographic.com/genographic/atlas.html?card=mm007 Spread of Haplogroup D] , from "National Geographic"


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