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For people who have tested and are assigned the maternal haplogroup Z or who are believed to have had that maternal haplogroup based on descendants tested.

Defining Mutations

  • Coding mutations 6752, 9090, 15784
  • HVR mutations 152, 16185, 16260


Haplogroup Z is believed to have arisen in Central Asia. It is a descendant of haplogroup CZ.


mt-haplogroup Z is a rare mitochondrial haplogroup. Its greatest clade diversity is found in Korea, northern China, and Central Asia. However, its greatest frequency appears in some peoples of Russia and among the Saami people of northern Scandinavia.

Subclades of Z

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