C Haplogroup mtDNA

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Please do not join unless you are of mtdna Haplogroup C

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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:



Argentina

Belize

Bolivia

Brazil

California

Canada

Chile(Basque)

Colombia

Colorado

Cuba

Ecuador

France

Germany

Guatemala

Japan

Mexico

Peru

Pennsylvania

Puerto Rico

Russian Federation

Spain (Basque)

Sweden

United States

Venezuela









From Wikipedia

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.