Freitag, 25. Oktober 2013

Following the own long distance mtdna branch

You need patience to focus on your own mtdna lineage, because mutations don't happen often. But it is a bit like staring on new fotos - all people are looking for themselves and I'm no exception.
For more than two years there had been no news about my haplogroup K1b2a and Mannis van Oven, the master of phylotree, mailed me in october 2011: "You are a very close match with GenBank accession EU621708, which is in K1b2a and also has 12188C". The last release of phylotree (built 15 in sept 2012) went by and there were no further samples with my mutation, so new subclades like K1b2a2 were given to others. As an artist you are always a bit ahead of your time and I regarded myself as K1b2a3, although it wasn't confirmed.
But today I found in the supplementary files of the new publication of Marta Costa both my private mutation 12188C and the confirmation of my subclade guessing.