African mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) haplogroups are divided into seven macro-haplogroups (L0'1'2'3'4'5'6), while the rest of the world's lineages are classified as subgroups of macro-haplogroups M, N and R. The most common approach to characterizing mtDNA variation is the sequencing of hypervariable segments I and II of the non-coding control region of the molecule. L1b1a1’4 is an African branch of the maternal tree. The subset of samples included a global panel representing all of the major non-African haplogroup lineages. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide, This PDF is available to Subscribers Only. It is most common in North-West Africa, especially among the Mozabites (28%) and Kabyles (18%) of Algeria, as well as Mauritanians (14%) and Canary Islanders (13.5%). Despite the paleobiological evidence that modern humans originated in eastern Africa, previous genetic studies have observed that L0k and L0d, which are found primarily among the SAK, occur at the root of the human mtDNA gene tree (Chen et al. Neither of the Khoisan-specific haplogroups, L1d and L1k, are found in America, nor are the eastern African haplogroups, L1e and L1f. , In Europe, haplogroup L is found at low frequencies, typically less than 1% with the exception of Iberia (Spain and Portugal) where regional frequencies as high as 18.2% have been reported and some regions of Italy where frequencies between 2 and 3% have been found. 2002). The main branches of the L0/L1 network are well supported by several substitutions across the mtDNA genome. 2002). 1999). Sequencing was done using Big Dye Ready Reactions Kits using protocols specified by the manufacturer (Applied Biosystems, Inc., Foster City, CA). 2002, 2004). Populations in Tanzania may have been important in the migration of modern humans from Africa to other regions, as noted in previous studies of other populations in eastern Africa (Quintana-Murci et al. Therefore, we complemented our phylogenetic analyses by also constructing mtDNA gene genealogies (fig. 2003), perhaps as early as 196,000 years ago (kya) (McDougall et al. L1b, L1c, and L5 form a monophyletic clade, as do all L2 mtDNAs and all L3 lineages. The deep time depth of these lineages entails that substructure of this haplogroup within Africa is complex and, at present, poorly understood. The amount of mtDNA sequence diversity (π) among Africans (3.92 × 10−3) and Tanzanians (3.80 × 10−3) was more than twice that among non-Africans (1.81 × 10−3). report that 85% of self-identified Afro-Brazilians have Haplogroup L mtDNA sequences. Haplogroup L0 arose between about 200 and 130 kya, TMRCA Dates Inferred from Tree Nodes Shown in Figure 3. Haplogroup L1 is a human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) haplogroup. The intervals cited above represent high and low estimates of the 95% confidence interval following Soares et al. 2005; Thangaraj et al. Let's despence with the identity politics. Although modern humans originated in this Continent, studies of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and Y-chromosome genealogical markers provide evidence that the North African gene pool has been shaped by the back-migration of several Eurasian lineages in Paleolithic and Neolithic times. 2006. Because we found significant rate heterogeneity in the NJ and Bayesian trees, we estimated divergence times for the mtDNA haplogroup clades using a penalized likelihood (PL) model as implemented in the program r8s 1.07 (Sanderson 1997, 2002, 2003) using the optimal smoothing value (S = 320) obtained by a cross-validation procedure in R8s. mtDNAs belonging to haplogroups M and N form 2 monophyletic clades (fig. The oldest haplogroups are from Africa and with geographic migration and climate adaptations, European, Asian, and Native American haplogroups have evolved. Studies of human mitochondrial (mt) DNA genomes demonstrate that the root of the human phylogenetic tree occurs in Africa. ρ synonymous age estimate (ka): 174.8 [153.8; 216.9]: 1997; Kivisild, Metspalu, et al. The TMRCA of L0k, L0f, and L0a is 139.8 ± 24.6 kya. These haplogroups are usually testimony of minor European geneflow among the African American population. We completed phylogenetic analyses of this smaller data set in MrBayes 3.1 (Ronquist and Huelsenbeck 2003) using the optimal model of sequence evolution determined in PAUP* (i.e., HKY85). Note that L0d, L0f, L0k, and L1c haplogroups contain highly divergent lineages that are separated by several substitutions. (167±36 kya in the estimate of Soares et al. In 2015 study found that a prehistoric episode would be the main contributor to the sub-Saharan presence in Mediterranean Europe and Iberia  A 2018 study ascribed high levels of African admixture in Spain and Portugal to two separate episodes, one during the North African Islamic expansions into Iberia and one later one, possibly related to the slave trade. In MrBayes, we ran 4 chains simultaneously for one million generations until the standard deviation (SD) of split frequencies was less than 0.01 under the HKY85 model with gamma-distributed rates and 16 rate categories. These newly sequenced African mtDNA genomes were aligned and compared with a global assortment of 254 mtDNA genomes of peoples of diverse geographic origin.  Significant frequencies were also found in the Autonomous regions of Portugal, with L haplogroups constituting about 13% of the lineages in Madeira and 3.4% in the Azores. The Hadza and Sandawe, who speak a click language classified as Khoisan, are thought to be indigenous to Tanzania. 2001]) has been observed at low frequency only in eastern Africa (Salas et al. In human genetics, a human mitochondrial DNA haplogroup is a haplogroup defined by differences in human mitochondrial DNA.Haplogroups are used to represent the major branch points on the mitochondrial phylogenetic tree. The oldest L0d lineages are observed in the SAK, but it is possible that the ancestral Khoisan population(s) originated in east Africa and subsequently migrated into southern Africa, and that ancient lineages have been lost in the Tanzanian Hadza and Sandawe populations due to genetic drift (Tishkoff SA and Mountain JL, unpublished data). 2004; Kivisild, Metspalu, et al. The mutation defining haplogroup X is thought to have taken place during the late Upper Paleolithic, some time between 20,000 and 35,000 years ago, probably in West Asia. The mutations that are used to identify the basal lineages of haplogroup L, are ancient and may be 150,000 years old. As a consequence, the rate process of substitution should be the same amon… Additional studies in large and diverse populations are needed to clarify mechanisms and host risk factors for weight gain a … 2002; Semino et al. In order to determine the 95% CI, we used a log likelihood decline of 2.0 units, which is roughly equivalent to 2 SDs (Sanderson and Doyle 2001). The split of the modern human lineage from the Neanderthal and Denisovan lineage is dated to between ca. The proportions of various human Y-DNA haplogroups vary significantly from one ethnic or language group to another in Africa. There is only a single L0d haplotype from a Turkana of Kenya (Watson et al. 1992; Ballard and Whitlock 2004), we excluded the d-loop from all analyses shown in this study (except fig. BT is a subclade of haplogroup A, more precisely of the A1b clade (A2 … It is associated with the peopling of Southern Africa after about 140,000 years ago. By now.you should've realized that there are 3000 African tribes. 2002; Mishmar et al. Date estimates are necessarily imprecise. This has been explained as reflecting early gene flow from Africa into the Neanderthal genome, around 270 kya or earlier, i.e. 2003; White et al. Posth et al. All mtDNA haplogroups found in Europe descend from the N group, which is thought to represent one of the two initial migrations by modern humans out of Africa, some 60,000 to 80,000 years ago. 2003; McDougall et al.  Today the members of these two brother haplogroups are separated by thousands of miles: D is common in Japan, China and Tibet, whereas E is found in Africa, the Middle East, and southern Europe. Evolutionary history of mtDNA haplogroup structure in African populations inferred from mtDNA d-loop and RFLP analysis. However the distribution of some subclades of haplogroup L is structured around geographic or ethnic units. These data suggest that Tanzanians have high genetic diversity and possess ancient mtDNA haplogroups, some of which are either rare (L0d and L5) or absent (L0f) in other regions of Africa. First off, what's a “black-African” anyway? L0 arose about 150,000 years ago in eastern Africa, where the oldest fossils of anatomically modern humans have been found.  NJ trees based on mtDNA genomes (excluding the d-loop). to be the most common haplogroup in African Americans , and the two mtDNA positions with the highest estimated frequencies, 34% and 35%, among this subset of haplogroup-associated variants correspond to haplogroup L3 (green circles, upper left …  In North America, haplogroup L lineages were reported at a frequency of 0.90% in White Americans of European ancestry. 1996; Quintana-Murci et al. The earliest remains of transitional modern humans, dated as early as 196 kya, have been found in Ethiopia (Clark et al. The Bayesian tree is shown in figure 3. These 486 variable sites were each assigned equal weight in the analyses (for contrasting method see Finnila et al. A cohort of 71 South African paediatric patients was included and a high-throughput nucleotide sequencing approach was used to sequence full-length muscle mtDNA. 1992; Ballard and Whitlock 2004). Its two sub-clades are L1-6 and L0. Data in the table below are based on genetic research. 1995; Watson et al. The highest incidence of haplogroup X is observed in Greece (4%), Macedonia (3%), Romania (2.5%) and around the Caucasus, notably among the Avars (5%), Adyghe-Kabardin (5%), Karachay-Balkars (4.5%), Nogays (4%), Dargins (3.5%), Armenians (3.5%), Azeri (3.5%), North Ossetians (3%) and Georgians (3%). There are unique Y-DNA and mtDNA signatures associated with African, Native American, East Asian, and Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. This lack of sampling in eastern Africa makes it difficult to infer relationships among mtDNA haplogroups or to examine events that occurred early in human history. These differences in mtDNA haplogroups are caused by random genetic mutations that occur over time. The TMRCA of mtDNAs of the SAK belonging to L0d is 90.4 ± 18.9 kya, whereas the TMRCA of L0d mtDNAs belonging to Tanzanians is more recent (30.6 ± 17.8 kya). Given the considerable ethnic and linguistic diversity present in Tanzania, it is not surprising that Tanzanians possess high mtDNA genetic diversity, comparable to the level of genetic diversity observed across continental sub-Saharan Africa. Few studies have included multiple mtDNA genome samples belonging to haplogroups that occur in eastern and southern Africa but are rare or absent elsewhere. 2004) and probably originated among peoples near the Atlantic coast in western equatorial Africa (Salas et al. In contrast, the NJ tree of the mtDNA genomes that excluded the d-loop had higher statistical support for the basal branches separating the haplogroups (L0, L1, L5, L2, L3, M, and N), with bootstrap values ranging from 61% to 91%. We sequenced 62 complete mtDNA genomes of ethnically diverse Tanzanians, southern African Khoisan speakers, and Bakola Pygmies and compared them with a global pool of 226 mtDNA genomes. We sequenced a total of 62 African complete mtDNA genomes for this study that have been assigned GenBank accession numbers EF184580–EF184641. However, most studies of human evolution that have included mtDNA sequences have been confined to the d-loop, which occupies less than 7% of the mtDNA genome (e.g., Cann et al. Marina Silva, Farida Alshamali, Paula Silva, Carla Carrilho, Flávio Mandlate, Maria Jesus Trovoada, Viktor Černý, Luísa Pereira, Pedro Soares, "60,000 years of interactions between Central and Eastern Africa documented by major African mitochondrial haplogroup L2", Quintana, Lluis et al 2003, MtDNA diversity in Central Africa: from hunter-gathering to agriculturalism, Interbreeding between archaic and modern humans, Genetic history of the human population of Europe, "Correcting for purifying selection: an improved human mitochondrial molecular clock", "Whole-mtDNA genome sequence analysis of ancient African lineages", "The dawn of human matrilineal diversity", "Updated comprehensive phylogenetic tree of global human mitochondrial DNA variation". L1c occurs frequently among central African Bantu speakers (Vigilant et al. 2004). 2010 in the comarca of Sayago in Spain and in Alcacer do Sal in Portugal. 2003; McDougall et al. It is most common in Central Africa and West Africa. We also tested all mtDNAs belonging to subsets of haplogroups L0 and L1 for deviations from neutrality expectations (results not shown). Each group sampled is identified in the second column by linguistic designation: AA = Afroasiatic, KS = Khoisan, NS = Nilo-Saharan and NC = Niger–Congo. 2003; Ruiz-Pesini et al. 1991; Watson et al. Haplogroup frequencies from previously published studies include East Africans (Ethiopia [Rosa et al. Recurrent mutations are underlined. 140 kya, at the onset of the Eemian interglacial. MtDNA Haplogroups. Haplogroup L1 is believed to have appeared approximately 110,000 to 170,000 years ago. We amplified mtDNA genome sequences in two 8.5 kilobase (kb) using overlapping fragments, a touchdown polymerase chain reaction (PCR) protocol (Don et al. Authors Jing Sun 1 , Todd T Brown 1 2 , Weiqun Tong 1 , David Samuels 3 , Phyllis Tien 4 5 , Brahim Aissani 6 , … The haplogroup formerly named L7 has been re-classified as a subclade of L4, named L4a. In Western Eu… It is most common in Central Africa and West Africa. 2003; Salas et al. Age estimates (ka, 95% CI in angular brackets): Haplogroup L1 is believed to have appeared approximately 110,000 to 170,000 years ago. Both are almost exclusively restricted to the Khoisan of southern Africa, but L0d has also been detected among the Sandawe people of Tanzania, which suggests an ancient connection between the Khoisan and East African speakers of click languages.. (A) Samples are colored according to their haplogroup membership. The age of the youngest node containing both African and non-African sequences (node S) is 94.3 ± 9.9 kya and represents an upper bound time estimate for an exodus out of Africa. Haplogroup X is one of rarest matrilinear haplogroups in Europe, being found only is about 1% of the overall population. 170 kya, and L0 ca. Results: Like the Iberian Peninsula, the dominant mtDNA haplogroup H subgroups in North Africa are H1 (42%) and H3 (13%). This expansion had affected, not only north Africa, but also Near East, Iberian Peninsula and Canary Island. 2005) as well as some early studies of mtDNA diversity (e.g., Vigilant et al. African Mitochondrial DNA Haplogroup L2 Is Associated With Slower Decline of β-cell Function and Lower Incidence of Diabetes Mellitus in Non-Hispanic, Black Women Living With Human Immunodeficiency Virus Clin Infect Dis. In Brazil, Pena et al. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution. Although 2 mtDNA lineages with an African origin (haplogroups M and N) were the progenitors of all non-African haplogroups, macrohaplogroup L (including haplogroups L0–L6) is limited to sub-Saharan Africa. 1999]) in order to provide a detailed analysis of nucleotide substitutions along branches. It is found in North Africa, Arabian Peninsula, Middle East, Americas, Europe, ranging from low to high frequencies depending on the country. There are several notable characteristics of the NJ tree shown in figure 2. 2004). The most common mtDNA haplogroups in Africa are haplogroups L1, L2 and L3. We detected significant departures from neutrality expectations (table 1), as measured by Tajima's D, in the global data set and the pooled African and non-African data sets, but not in Tanzanians. 2005). Our analysis of mtDNA genomes provides relatively robust phylogenies and TMRCA estimates for these mtDNA haplogroup lineages. We have included L2 in the analysis because it is the sister clade of the composite eastern African node L3'4'6 that, through consecutive range expansions, promoted the exit of the L3 precursor out of Africa. (A) Relationships among different mtDNA haplogroup lineages inferred from mtDNA d-loop sequences and mtDNA coding region SNPs from previous studies (Kivisild, Metspalu, et al. Reanalysis of the data set using a conservative midpoint root verified that the substitution rates in our data were heterogeneous for the complete set of mtDNA genomes (n = 319; −2lnΛ = 433.94, χ2 df = 317, P < 0.05, 100 permutations) and for the smaller data set (n = 113; −2lnΛ = 150.41, χ2 df = 111, P < 0.05, 100 permutations). It is strongly associated with the out-of-Africa migration of modern humans of about 70–50,000 years ago. Complete mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) genome analyses have greatly improved the phylogeny and phylogeography of human mtDNA. The genetic diversity present in this sample was broadly consistent with previous studies (Ingman et al. Summary Statistics and Neutrality Tests of mtDNA Genomes (excluding the d-loop). Several age estimates for the whole U6 mtDNA clade have been calculated with different sets of complete sequences, varying mutation rates and different coalescence-based approac… 1995). Additional substitutions that occur along the terminal branches of the network are given in figures S3 and S4 (Supplementary Material online). Inferences drawn from the d-loop alone can be problematic given that the d-loop mutates rapidly and is subject to saturation due to excessive homoplasy (Tamura and Nei 1993; Bandelt et al. Simulations have shown that it is difficult to root a phylogeny precisely when the outgroup is very distant relative to the ingroup, as is the case in the present study (Penny et al. L1*, L2*, and L3* from previous studies indicate samples that were not further subdivided into subhaplogroups. Because these genetic mutations are passed down to offspring, it is possible to link particular haplogroups with geographical locations. We speculate that these departures from neutrality expectations may be attributed to several potential factors including our larger sample of African mtDNAs compared with previous studies, artifacts of sampling from structured populations (resulting in an excess of rare variants) (Ptak and Przeworski 2002; Hammer et al. However, the presence of click-speaking populations in Tanzania (the Hadza and Sandawe) as well as Y chromosome data from the Hadza (Knight et al. 2002). 1991; Chen et al. First, the L0/L5/L1/L2/L3 haplogroups are African specific, as previously reported (Ingman et al. . 2004; Kivisild, Shen, et al. We thank Godfrey Lema, Salum Juma Deo, Paschal Lufungulo, Waja Ntandu, Dr T.B. Haplogroup L1-6 (also L1'2'3'4'5'6, or L(3'4'6'2'5)'1) split off undifferentiated haplogroup L roughly 20,000 years after Mitochondrial Eve, or at roughly 170,000 years ago "The making of the African mtDNA landscape", "mtDNA variation in the South African Kung and Khwe-and their genetic relationships to other African populations", "Counting the founders: the matrilineal genetic ancestry of the Jewish Diaspora", "The trans-Saharan slave trade – clues from interpolation analyses and high-resolution characterization of mitochondrial DNA lineages", "Mitochondrial DNA Analysis of Four Ethnic Groups of Afghanistan", "Mitochondrial DNA variation of modern Tuscans supports the near eastern origin of Etruscans", "Eurasian and African mitochondrial DNA influences in the Saudi Arabian population", "Early Holocenic and Historic mtDNA African Signatures in the Iberian Peninsula: The Andalusian Region as a Paradigm", https://www.biorxiv.org/content/biorxiv/early/2018/03/12/250191.full.pdf, "DNA tests probe the genomic ancestry of Brazilians", "The ancestry of Brazilian mtDNA lineages", "Admixture dynamics in Hispanics: a shift in the nuclear genetic ancestry of a South American population isolate", "mtDNA affinities of the peoples of North-Central Mexico", "Sex-biased gene flow in African Americans but not in American Caucasians", The Genetic Heritage of the Maltese Islands: A Matrilineal perspective, human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) haplogroups, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Macro-haplogroup_L_(mtDNA)&oldid=998195824, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 146, 182, 4312, 10664, 10915, 11914, 13276, 16230, This page was last edited on 4 January 2021, at 07:09. 1991]); West Africans (Niger, Nigeria [Vigilant et al. (2012) The expansion of mtDNA haplogroup L3 within and out of Africa. Approximately one in four African Americans have these mitochondrial ancestries, which may contribute to their elevated glaucoma risk. 1999; Kivisild et al. The split of Neanderthal and modern human mtDNA is dated to about 498–295 kya, i.e. Skhul and Qafzeh hominins) and left genetic traces by interbreeding with Neanderthals before disappearing.. Soares P, Alshamali F, Pereira JB, Fernandes V, Silva NM, et al. 2006).  The earliest artifacts associated with modern humans are also found in eastern Africa (Foley 1998). 2001; Kivisild, Metspalu, et al. For example, the various Berber populations have frequencies of haplogroup L lineages that range from 3% to 45%. (2017) suggest the possibility that early Homo sapiens mtDNA from Africa may have replaced the original Neanderthal mtDNA entirely even when assuming minimal admixture. Phylogenetic tree of mtDNA genomes (excluding the d-loop) obtained by maximum likelihood Bayesian analysis. 1995; Sanderson and Shaffer 2002). North Africa is considered a distinct geographic and ethnic entity within Africa. 2003; Salas et al. Haplogroup L5 (Kivisild et al. Another way to express this fact is that all the mtDNA types outside Africa derive from M and N. In turn, both are descendants from haplogroup L3 that is African-specific and not found outside Africa. We assembled sequences using Sequencher 4.1 (GeneCodes Corporation, Ann Arbor, MI) and annotated them according to the Cambridge Reference Sequence (Andrews et al.  According to some researchers L lineages in Iberia are associated to Islamic invasions, while for others it may be due to more ancient processes as well as more recent ones through the introduction of these lineages by means of the modern slave trade. 2009). 2006). L0a is most prevalent in South-East African populations (25% in Mozambique), and L0b is found in Ethiopia. 2004; Kivisild, Shen, et al. 760–550 kya based on full genome analysis. 150 kya and 130 kya, respectively. Table 2 lists these TMRCA dates and their 95% CIs. The maps on this page represents the distribution of Human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) haplogroups.A mtDNA haplogroup is a group of people sharing the same series of mutations on their mitochondrial genome, which they inherited from a long line of common maternal ancestors. However, these previous analyses have included few samples representing many of the African mtDNA subhaplogroups (L0a, L0d, L0f, L0k, L1b, L1c, and L5), particularly from people residing in eastern Africa. Although 2 mtDNA lineages with an African origin (haplogroups M and N) were the progenitors of all non-African haplogroups, macrohaplogroup L (including haplogroups L0–L6) is limited to sub-Saharan Africa. Using 230 complete sequences we have refined the U6 phylogeny, and improved … Unlike the Y-chromosome, which is inherited along the direct paternal line, mitochondrial DNA is inherited along the direct maternal line. (B) Relative frequencies of haplogroups L0, L1, L5, L2, L3, M, and N in different regions of Africa from mtDNA d-loop and mtDNA coding region SNPs from previous studies. 2004). Link to online article ... Didn’t know this thread existed. Haplogroup L3 diverged from L3'4 at about 70 kya, likely shortly before the Southern Dispersal event (Out-of-Africa migration), possibly in East Africa. These results are intriguing and suggest that the role of Tanzanians in the migration of modern humans within and out of Africa should be analyzed in greater detail after more extensive data collection, particularly from analysis of Y-, X-, and autosomal chromosome markers. Haplogroup L0 forms the basal lineage of the human mtDNA gene tree followed by L1, L5, L2, L3, M, N, and the derivatives of haplogroups M and N. Unlike previous studies that report L0k as the most basal haplogroup of the human mtDNA gene tree (Ingman et al. Mutations are not randomly distributed across the length of the locus, making rate heterogeneity another important issue in calculating divergence date estimates (Excoffier and Yang 1999; Meyer et al. Neither of the Khoisan-specific haplogroups, L1d and L1k, are found in America, nor are the eastern African haplogroups, L1e and L1f. The Ju-speaking !Xun (also known as Vasekela) and Khoe-speaking Khwe samples were collected from individuals in the area of Schmidtsdrift in the northwest Cape of South Africa and were provided by Dr M. Kotze. 70 kya. 2002; Kivisild et al. In addition, several equally likely gene trees can often be inferred from d-loop sequences, particularly when large numbers of samples are analyzed (Maddison et al.  Haplogroup L lineages are also found at moderate frequencies in self-identified White Brazilians. I have a combination of genetics and Ewondo People who are related to how people Beti-Pahuin. These data suggest that populations in Tanzania have played an important and persistent role in the origin and diversification of modern humans. In addition, the finding that fewer than 10% of African-American mtDNAs matched mtDNA sequences from a single African region suggests that few African Americans might be able to trace their mtDNA lineages to a particular region of Africa, and even fewer will be able to trace their mtDNA to a single ethnic group. Haplogroup L0 is divided into subhaplogroups L0a, L0d, L0f, and L0k (Salas et al. Mol Biol Evol 29: 915–927. The Neanderthal and Denisovan lineages diverged before about 430 kya, and Denisovan mtDNA was not affected by the introgression. History of Click-Speaking Populations of Africa Inferred from mtDNA and Y Chromosome Genetic Variation. Later, Stone Age technology was established in several regions well before 40 kya in eastern Africa but not until 22 kya in southern Africa (Lahr and Foley 1994; Lahr 1996; Foley 1998). 2003), Ethiopian, and Sudanese populations (Underhill et al. 150 kya. The phylogeny of pan-American haplogroups A2, B2, C1, and D1. S1, Supplementary Material online). around the time of the first emergence of anatomically modern humans (Jebel Irhoud). 2002). 2000, 2001; Cruciani et al. Although the tree is highly starlike at shallower time depths, suggesting numerous episodes of rapid growth in the human population in the more recent past… Mitochondrial DNA Variation in Mauritania and Mali and their Genetic Relationship to Other Western Africa Populations (Gonzales et al., 2006) Human Y chromosome haplogroup R-V88 – a paternal genetic record of early mid Holocene trans-Saharan connections and the spread of Chadic languages (Cruciani et al. 2004), our data suggest that L0d forms the basal lineage of the human mtDNA gene tree (which has also been observed in a recent study of African mtDNA genome diversity [Kivisild, Shen, et al. Although modern humans originated in this Continent, studies of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and Y-chromosome genealogical markers provide evidence that the North African gene pool has been shaped by the back-migration of several Eurasian lineages in Paleolithic and Neolithic times. Clicks and the idea of a human protolanguage, The phylogeography of Y chromosome binary haplotypes and the origins of modern human populations, Y chromosome sequence variation and the history of human populations, African populations and the evolution of human mitochondrial DNA, Mitochondrial DNA variation in human evolution and disease, Mitochondrial footprints of human expansions in Africa, DNA and people: from East Africa to Aotearoa New Zealand, © The Author 2006. 2002) indicate that the SAK may have originated in eastern Africa, although the divergence between populations from these regions was quite ancient. Nowadays haplogroup N is only found … D* and F* statistics of Fu and Li revealed significant departures from neutrality in all populations. The TMRCA of L0a (54.6 ± 5.7 kya) is more recent than the TMRCA of L0f, even though these mtDNA samples originate from diverse regions in Africa. 2006). "Mitochondrial DNA structure in the Arabian Peninsula", "Ethiopian mitochondrial DNA heritage: tracking gene flow across and around the gate of tears", "History of click-speaking populations of Africa inferred from mtDNA and Y chromosome genetic variation". Transversions are shown in italic, with the nucleotide change indicated. , Phylogenetic tree of human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) haplogroups, This article is about the human mtDNA haplogroup. 1999; Ballard and Whitlock 2004). Kimbundu-West is a Bantu language, and it is said that the Mbundu have come from North Africa rather than East Africa to match what my mother mtDNA Haplogroup L2a1c1 north African origin. 2002). In the Spanish archipelago of Canary Islands, frequencies have been reported at 6.6%. The overall tree topologies of the Bayesian tree and NJ tree were similar. 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