Thursday, July 12, 2012
mtDNA Haplogroup U1a1
Today, I want show some data about mtDNA haplogroup U1a1 because U1a1 is relatively rare and there are already two individuals with U1a1 in this Kurdish DNA project. To clarify, the focus of this post is U1a1, not U1a.
The current scientific literature has 9 fully sequenced U1a1's, presented here:
2. AY289073(Koraga/India) Ingman-Gyll
3. AY882396(Adygei = Circassian) Achilli-Rengo
4. DQ112932.2(Africa) Kivisild
5. EF556161 Behar2008 (5 out 82 = 6.1% of Iranian Jews)
6. EF657399 mtDNA250(Europe) Herrnstadt
7. EU597497(Adygei = Circassian, Russia) Hartmann
9. GU218692(Greece) FTDNA
10. HM156682(India) Govindaraj
11. HQ615882(Italy) FTDNA
I should note that one Indian sequence [EU872049(India) Bhat] was removed from GenBank because the sequence could not be confirmed. So the number of fully sequenced U1a1 is actually 9 and not 10 as presented by Ian Logan on his website (#8 in Ian Logan's list).
I made a lineage tree of the fully sequenced U1a1 samples:
Other data sources:
The Armenian DNA project does not have any mtDNA U1a1.
The Arab DNA project does not have any mtDNA U1a1.
The Jewish DNA project does not have any mtDNA U1a1.
The Assyrian DNA project does not have any mtDNA U1a1.
The Finland DNA project has 2 individuals with U1a1:
142783 Britta Laurintytar Kruskopp, Kannus? Suomi
The global mtDNA haplogroup U1 project has 3 individuals (the Finnish sample same as above):
1 x Barbados
1 x Finland (142783 Britta Laurintytar Kruskopp, Kannus? Suomi)
1 x unknown
At 23andme there are at least 8 individuals with mtDNA U1a1:
1 x Zaza (from Turkey)
1 x Sorani (from Iraq)
1 x Assyrian (from Hakkari/Turkey)
1 x Turk (with maternal Circassian ancestry from Malatya)
1 x from Bethlehem
3 x Americans (unknown ancestry; from US and Canada)