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Haplogroup V (mtDNA)

Haplogroup V
Time of origin 12000 years before present
Place of origin Western Eurasia
Ancestral haplogroup HV
Defining mutations 4580, 7028, 16298

In human genetics, Haplogroup V is a human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) haplogroup.

Haplogroup V is believed to have originated approximately 12,000 years before present, possibly in Iberia. It is found with particularly high concentrations in the Sámi population of northern Scandinavia, as well as the Basque people and somewhat higher among the isolated Pasiegos in nearby Cantabria.

Haplogroup V derives from the Haplogroup HV, which also gave rise to Haplogroup H.

In his popular book The Seven Daughters of Eve, Bryan Sykes named the originator of this mtDNA haplogroup Velda.

See also

  • Human mitochondrial genetics

Human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) haplogroups

  most recent common mt-ancestor    
L0   L1  
L2 L3   L4 L5 L6 L7
  M N  
CZ D E G Q   A I O   R   S W X Y
C Z B F pre-HV   pre-JT P  UK
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