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06-05-2015, 06:19 AM
Please post any mtDNA data you know of here. It can be from FTDNA, Ian Logan, academic studies, etc. It can be from 1990, 2013, etc. From anywhere in the world. But not ancient mtDNA. Ancient mtDNA is for another thread (http://www.anthrogenica.com/showthread.php?97-Genetic-Genealogy-and-Ancient-DNA-in-the-News). mtDNA data where they give the mutations from whatever region(HVR1, HVR2, CR) was tested is much more useful, but any type of mtDNA info can be useful.

I'd hope eventually people can work together to create a source on the internet with thoroughly analysed Modern mtDNA data(From every part of the World). There isn't anything even close to that online right now.

06-05-2015, 06:22 AM
This link lists the titles of a bunch of old mtDNA studies with data from around the World.


06-05-2015, 04:14 PM
I don't know much about mtDNA, but there are a lot of studies out there - these are all open access:

A couple of older studies on Africa:
Contrasting patterns of Y chromosome and mtDNA variation in Africa: evidence for sex-biased demographic processes (http://www.nature.com/ejhg/journal/v13/n7/full/5201408a.html)
History of click-speaking populations of Africa inferred from mtDNA and Y chromosome genetic variation (http://mbe.oxfordjournals.org/content/24/10/2180.full)

This one has large pooled samples from southern Europe and West Asia as well as original data from North Africa:
Introducing the Algerian Mitochondrial DNA and Y-Chromosome Profiles into the North African Landscape (http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0056775)

West Asia:
In search of the genetic footprints of Sumerians: a survey of Y-chromosome and mtDNA variation in the Marsh Arabs of Iraq (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3215667/)
The Caucasus as an asymmetric semipermeable barrier to ancient human migrations (http://mbe.oxfordjournals.org/content/29/1/359.long)

Southeast Asia, Tibet, Oceania:
Revealing the prehistoric settlement of Australia by Y chromosome and mtDNA analysis (http://www.pnas.org/content/104/21/8726.full)
Bridging Near and Remote Oceania: mtDNA and NRY Variation in the Solomon Islands (http://mbe.oxfordjournals.org/content/29/2/545)
The Indonesian archipelago: an ancient genetic highway linking Asia and the Pacific (http://www.nature.com/jhg/journal/v58/n3/full/jhg2012154a.html)
Analysis of mitochondrial genome diversity identifies new and ancient maternal lineages in Cambodian aborigines (http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2013/131012/ncomms3599/full/ncomms3599.html)
Genetic evidence of Paleolithic colonization and Neolithic expansion of modern humans on the Tibetan Plateau (http://mbe.oxfordjournals.org/content/30/8/1761)

North Asia:
Autosomal and uniparental portraits of the native populations of Sakha (Yakutia): implications for the peopling of Northeast Eurasia (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3695835/)
Mitochondrial DNA and Y Chromosome Variation Provides Evidence for a Recent Common Ancestry between Native Americans and Indigenous Altaians (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0002929711005490)
Mitochondrial Genome Diversity in Arctic Siberians, with Particular Reference to the Evolutionary History of Beringia and Pleistocenic Peopling of the Americas (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2427195/)

I don't have anything for India or China.

Two recent efforts at dating mtDNA haplogroups:
A revised timescale for human evolution based on ancient mitochondrial genomes (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960982213002157)
Improved Calibration of the Human Mitochondrial Clock Using Ancient Genomes (http://mbe.oxfordjournals.org/content/31/10/2780)
Related - The Expansion of mtDNA Haplogroup L3 within and out of Africa (http://mbe.oxfordjournals.org/content/29/3/915.full)

And let's not forget that some people consider the whole enterprise rather misguided:
Mitochondrial phylogeography: the worm in the fruit of the mitochondrial DNA tree (http://www.nature.com/hdy/journal/v104/n5/full/hdy2009122a.html)

06-05-2015, 04:29 PM
That's a perfect post Megalophias!