International Journal of Legal Medicine

, Volume 109, Issue 3, pp 107–113 | Cite as

A concordance of nucleotide substitutions in the first and second hypervariable segments of the human mtDNA control region

  • K. W. P. Miller
  • E. Hagelberg
  • J. L. Dawson
Original Article


A new and easily accessible concordance of nucleotide substitutions in the hypervariable segments of the human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) control region has been constructed. The concordance indexes all population-specific mtDNA sequences in a standardized format. The first edition of the concordance includes 1,440 sequences representing 762 mtDNA types from over 65 populations for hypervariable region 1, and 520 sequences representing 260 mtDNA types from over 26 populations for hypervariable region 2. Investigators are invited to submit new sequences to the database, and details for doing so are given in the text.

Key words

Human populations Mitochondrial DNA DNA sequencing Population genetics Anthropology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. W. P. Miller
    • 1
  • E. Hagelberg
    • 1
  • J. L. Dawson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biological AnthropologyUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK
  2. 2.Literary and Linguistic Computing CentreUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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