Ladakh people - Wikipedia



Age: Undetermined
Origin: Asia
Variants: G4113A A5514G T9126C G15217A
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Parent Branch: A
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Haplogroup A17 is a branch on the maternal tree of humanity. Its age has not been determined, but its likely origin is in Asia.

Published studies on this lineage are limited. Zheng et al., 2011 includes a member from the Han population in China. In addition to these, there are two unpublished samples from China (Jiang et al., in 2014) and two from unpublished samples from the Ladakh people in the north of India (Sharma V et al., 2012).

Interestingly, the two people in the Geno 2 database both trace their maternal ancestry to Turkey.

It is difficult to be sure without knowing the age of this branch, but the spread of this lineage may connect to the history of the Silk Road.

mtDNA Haplogroup A17 Phylotree History is the maternal (mtDNA) tree of humanity. It is maintained by Dr. Mannis Van Oven. Each build is a major update to the tree. The current build is #17.

Build# Called Variants (Mutations) Notes
15 A4g G4113A A5514G T9126C G15217A Released 30 Sep 2012
16 A17 G4113A A5514G T9126C G15217A Released 19 Feb 2014
17 A17 G4113A A5514G T9126C G15217A Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup A17 Data Sources

GenBank Samples

GenBank is a database of genetic sequence data. It is run by the United States National Institute of Health. It serves as the main repository for mtDNA full sequence profiles. Samples come both from published academic literature and donations from genetic genealogy community members. In addition to GenBank samples, listings below may include other samples published but not submitted to GenBank such as those from the HapMap project.

Note: GenBank results currently use Phylotree build 16. I am working on changing results over to build 17.

Hg ID Origin Publication Hg BLD16 Hg BLD17 Hg YFull Missing Variants Additional Variants
Hap5010217 - Jiang et al., 2014 A17 - A17:16278, 16311 A17:140, 309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 930, 16051
Hap5010298 - Jiang et al., 2014 A17 - A17:16290, 16311 A17:41, 309.1CC, 315.1C, 482, 523-524d, 4561, 15346, 16325, 16519
Hap5017249 - Sharma V et al., 2012 A17 - A17:16311 A17:309.1CCT, 310, 315.1C, 523-524d, 1833, 13965, 16235
Hap5017286 - Sharma V et al., 2012 A17 - A17:16311 A17:523-524d, 1833, 13965, 16235
Hap5022215 Zheng et al., 2011 A17 none A17:523-524d, 16390, 16519

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Peoples: Han Chinese and Ladakh | Places: East Asia, India, and Turkey

Last Updated: Last updated: August 14, 2016 at 20:07 pm


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