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Nov 26, 2017.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Can those in the T2e1 project please send me their FASTA files if you haven't already? Contact me if you need instructions or have any questions.

March 26, 2017. Greetings from your admin for the T2e branch and its subclades (Felice Bedford).  You likely all received the note from FTDNA recently saying that they had updated the labels with the nomenclature from phylotree build 17. Those of you from T2e branches may have noticed that we kept up with phylotree 17 when it was made public last year, so most of your categories within the T2 project have stayed the same (although FTDNA finally caught up and gave you the right labels- most of the time). If you are in T2e or any of its subclades (T2e1, T2e2, T2e6 etc.) and have any questions about your haplogoup assignments by FTDNA or by us in the T2 project, please feel free to contact me at bedford@u.arizona.edu. (a special heads up to T2e1 folks to expect an email from me in the next 30 days). fb (p.s. Phylotree for those who don't know is the universally accepted tree in the world of science for mtdna divisions into haplogroups. Phylotree gets updated about every year or so with new divisions that come mostly from academic papers.)


January18, 2016. Hi again folks. I took a first pass through and updated T2e entries. This includes assigning some people to T2e that were not previously assigned. Please have a look. The T2e entries are  current through phylotreebuild 16, but build 17 is out so will categorize further at a later time. I have marked a couple of categories with Contact Bedford. If you are in one ofthose, please shoot me an email if you can. There will be others as well in the coming months. Felice Bedford

January 17, 2016  Hi everyone. I am Dr. Felice Befford.  I have joined as the admin specifically for the T2e branches of mtdna subhaplogroup T2.  I am a professor at the University of Arizona and have a few publications on T2e.   So if you have any questions, please send me email (bedford@email.arizona.edu) and I can try to answer them.   Also, if you are unclassified T2 (or unclassified T), I may be able to help also. fb


A long time ago:  There are 294 members in the T2 study. Included are 4 members in the T2a subsubclade, 70 members in the T2b subsubclade, 2 members in the T2c and 2 members in the T2e subclades.

Members of T2 (130 have tested HVRI and HVRII) share in common:

HVR1- 16126C with 129/130 sharing 16294T, 127/130 sharing 16519C and 114/130 sharing 16304C

HVR2-73G, 315.1C are shared by all members with 129 of 130 sharing 263G

Separate results are tabulated for T2a, T2b, T2c, and T2e.

T2a with four members: HVR1 all share 16126C, 16294T, and 16519C. 2/4 share 16296T. In HVR2 all share 73G, 263G, 315.1C and 3/4 share 309.1C.

T2b with 70 members: HVR1 all share 16294T and 16519C, 69/70 share 16126C and 67/70 share 16304C. HVR2 all share 73G, 69/70 share 315.1C, 68/70 share 263G and only 46/70 share 309.1C.

T2c with 2 members: HVR1 all share 16126C, 16292T, 16294T, 16519C. HVR2 all share 73G, 146C, 263C, 279C, 309.1C, 315.1C. Their unique mutations separate them.

T2e with 2 members: HVR1 all share 16153A, 16294T, 16519C. HVR2 all share 41T, 73G, 150T, 263G, 309.1C, 315.1C. Their unique mutations separate them.