Total Pageviews

Monday, July 16, 2012

mtDNA Haplogroup H15

Today, I want show some data about mtDNA haplogroup H15 because H15 is relatively rare and there are already two individuals with H15 in this Kurdish DNA project, one is H15a (Kurdistan-Iraq), the other is H15b (Kurdistan-Iran).

The current scientific database (Genbank) has 12 fully sequenced H15's, presented here. One of them is the Kurdish H15a individual.

H15a 11410 
1. AY495146(European) Coble
H15a1 (57G) 14953
 2  AY713995(India) Palanichamy
3. EF657726 mtDNA545(Europe) Herrnstadt
4. FJ348171 Irene
5. HM852832(Iranian 36) Schoenberg  
6. JN807313(Iraq Kurdish) FTDNA      
H15b 3847
7. AY738960(Italy) Achill1         
8. EU600353(Druze) Shlush      
9. FJ384437 Fendt         
10. FJ384438 Fendt        
11. JF901940(Armenian) FTDNA
12. JN651417(Armenian) FTDNA   


I made a lineage tree of the fully sequenced H15 samples:


 H15a:
The closest individual to the Kurdish mtDNA H15a1 is from Iran.
The FJ348171 sample from South Tirol is considered to be H15a1 but it has a lot of additional mutations, so it is isolated from the other H15a1 individuals in this lineage tree.

 H15b:
Since the Kurdish H15b individual is not fully sequenced he cannot be inserted into the lineage tree (somewhere into the green area = H15b), however, based on the 23andme data some branches can be excluded for the Kurdish H15b:
The Kurdish H15b does not have the G10993A mutation of the Italian individual AY738960.
The Kurdish H15b does not have the T15115C mutation of the Armenian individual JF901940.

Other data sources:

The FTDNA Haplogroup H&HV mtGenome Project: H15 has 6 individuals with H15:

2 x H15 {Cluster B}
Kit numbers 167699 and 8202: one individual from Wuschewier, Markisch-Oderland, Brandenburg/Germany, and one individual from Shiraz, Iran

3 x H15b [Phylotree V14]
Kit numbers 200 (from Poland), 176696 (Armenian), and 189873 (Armenian)
These two Armenians at FTDNA are the same as the Armenians at Genbank (see lineage tree above)

1 x H15b1 [Phylotree V14]
Kit number 70730 (this individual is from the USA)

At 23andme there are at least 7 individuals with mtDNA H15:

1 x Sorani Kurd (H15a1 from Iraq)
1 x American (USA; H15a)
1 x unknown (H15a)
1 x Sorani Kurd (H15b from Iran)
1 x Lebanese Maronite (H15b)
 2 x Americans (USA; H15b)


9 comments:

  1. I am new viewer of this blog and wanted to share that my Haplogroup is H15a1a. I am a male participant and live in the USA. I was surprised to learn that this is such a rare grouping. I am having real difficulty in finding any matches at this point. If anyone wants to communicate and compare mtDNA information, my e-mail address is speedo@chuckspeed.com .

    Chuck Speed
    Amarillo, TX USA

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi,
      I make the Haplo from the mother side and found am H15...
      Do you know more about this main haplogroup?

      Delete
    2. Hello, Milan. I did receive your email and responded to it. At this time we only know that this haplogroup did derive from Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

      Delete
  2. My Haplogroup is H15
    Mutations:
    55C,57C,263G,309.1c,315.1c,16366T
    What these mutation means?
    Can i tracking my mother ascendents?

    Milan Zlámal
    Šumperk, North Moravia, Czech Republic

    ReplyDelete
  3. My Haplogroup is H15
    Mutations:
    55C,57C,263G,309.1c,315.1c,16366T
    What these mutation means?
    Can i tracking my mother ascendents?

    Milan Zlámal
    Šumperk, North Moravia, Czech Republic

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hmm...
    Someone from Schoenberg...
    Its like ancient Shönberg - original name of Šumperk :D

    Milan Zlámal
    Šumperk, North Moravia, Czech Republic

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hmm...
    Someone from Schoenberg...
    Its like ancient Shönberg - original name of Šumperk :D

    Milan Zlámal
    Šumperk, North Moravia, Czech Republic

    ReplyDelete
  6. I am also having trouble finding information on my group H15b. My father is Hispanic and my mother plus 3 generations back on her side were all born in Germany, myself included

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wow! This is getting complicated! I just got my results back and my haplogroup is H15a1b. What makes this type so uncommon?

    ReplyDelete