The purpose of this project is to document the maternal lineage of all people with the HVR mutation 152C. This marker defines the mtDNA haplogroup currently designated K2a, a subgroup of Haplogroup K.
- Coding mutations 709, 4561
- HVR mutation 152
Haplogroup K has an estimated age of about 12,000 years. In his popular book The Seven Daughters of Eve, Bryan Sykes named the originator of the K haplogroup Katrine. (Source: Wikipedia, Haplogroup U (mtDNA))
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Subclades of K
Haplogroup K makes up a sizeable fraction of European and West Asian mtDNA lineages. It is now known it is actually a subclade of haplogroup U8b'K, and is believed to have first arisen in northeastern Italy. Haplogroup UK shows some evidence of being highly protective against AIDS progression.
- K (mtDNA)
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How to Participate
To participate in this project, join or follow the project, add your oldest known ancestor who belonged to this haplogroup. The profile must be set to public in order to add it.