Phylogenetic classification of Japanese mtDNA assisted by complete mitochondrial DNA sequences

We investigated control and coding region polymorphisms in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in 100 unrelated individuals from a Japanese population and determined the basal phylogenetic haplogroup lineages in all samples under updated information.

2016-09-09T20:26:03+00:00 July 3rd, 2016|

Comprehensive analysis of common and rare mitochondrial DNA variants in elite Japanese athletes: a case–control study

The purpose of the present study was to identify mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) polymorphisms and rare variants that associate with elite Japanese athletic status. Subjects comprised 185 elite Japanese athletes who had represented Japan at international competitions (that is, 100 endurance/middle-power athletes: EMA; 85 sprint/power athletes: SPA) and 672 Japanese controls (CON). The entire mtDNA sequences (16 569 bp) were analyzed by direct sequencing.

2016-08-08T19:24:21+00:00 July 3rd, 2016|

Mitochondrial Genome Variation in Eastern Asia and the Peopling of Japan

To construct an East Asia mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) phylogeny, we sequenced the complete mitochondrial genomes of 672 Japanese individuals ( This allowed us to perform a phylogenetic analysis with a pool of 942 Asiatic sequences. New clades and subclades emerged from the Japanese data.

2016-09-09T20:26:40+00:00 July 1st, 2016|


Haplogroup A1 is a branch on the maternal tree of humanity. It was born between 7,600 and 18,400 years ago (Behar et al., 2012b). It is worth noting that prior to Phylotree build 16 this lineage was known as A4a.

2016-08-14T17:43:03+00:00 June 6th, 2016|