For people who have tested and are assigned the maternal haplogroup U4 or who are believed to have had that maternal haplogroup based on descendants tested.
- Coding mutations 4646, 6047, 11332, 14620, 15693
- HVR mutations 195, 16356
mt-haplogroup U4 (named 'Ulrike' by Bryan Sykes) has its origin in the Upper Palaeolithic, dating to approximately 25,000 years ago. It is widely distributed in Europe, and has been implicated in the expansion of modern humans into Europe occurring before the Last Glacial Maximum.
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Description of Ulrike from Bryan Sykes
The clan of Ulrike is not among the original "Seven Daughters of Eve" clans, but with just under 2% of Europeans among its members, it has a claim to being included among the numerically important clans. Ulrike lived about 18,000 years ago in the cold refuges of the Ukraine at the northern limits of human habitation. Though Ulrike's descendants are nowhere common, the clan is found today mainly in the east and north of Europe with particularly high concentrations in Scandinavia and the Baltic states.
Subclades of U
- U (mtDNA)
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How to Participate
To participate in this project, join or follow the project, then add your oldest known ancestor who belonged to this haplogroup. The profile must be set to public in order to add it.