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Re: DNA Tribes
In Response To: Re: DNA Tribes ()

Hmmm.... And I am assuming you are obviously of African descent. Did you take the mtDNA test with them? Could it be that someone in your direct maternal lineage, whose mtDNA you inherited, was someone other than a person of African descent?? This would be a case that Dr. Henry Louis Gates and Art encountered as well. Their mtDNA was of Euro origins as well. But I believe that the percentage of African-Americans who are in the same "boat" is very small compared to the 30% (+/-) of African-American men having a Euro Y-chromosome. I am in that 30%, so I won't be testing my y-chromosome. But I believe that 90+% of African-Americans do descend from an Africa-born mother in their direct maternal lineage.

DNA gets more fascinating by the minute!

Mel


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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