Please do not join unless you are of mtdna Haplogroup C -Administrator
All participants of the National Geographic Genographic DNA Project who were assigned to Haplogroup C are welcome to join the C_Haplogroup_ mtDNA Project.
This is a new project group which started on February 17, 2009.
Those that have been tested and assigned to Haplogroup C has been found in the geographical areas:
In human mitochondrial genetics, Haplogroup C is a human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) haplogroup of characteristic Siberian Lineage.
Haplogroup C is believed to have arisen somewhere between the Caspian Sea and Lake Baikal some 60,000 years before present. It is a descendant of the haplogroup M.
Haplogroup C is found in Northeast Asia, including Siberia and is also one of five haplogroups found in the indigenous peoples of the Americas, the others being A, B, D, and X.
In his popular book The Seven Daughters of Eve, Bryan Sykes named the originator of this mtDNA haplogroup Chochmingwu.