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I had my maternal Dna tested several months ago and found that my maternal haplogroup was "M"(Eurasian) this is what I believed the case to be; I did more research on "M" haplogroup and the associated mutations; After doing research on my mutations I was not comfortable with the Haplogroup assigned to me by the testing company. I asked the testing company to do an "RFLP" test (Restriction Fragment Length polymorphism) to verify my maternal haplogroup. After the test (which took about four weeks for results) my haplogroup was changed to L2 haplogroup(African) which was more in line with my mutation sequence(the mutation sequence did not change) I have recently gone to African and my mtdna sequence shows ancestry with the "Hausa People of Cameroon" and the "Hide People of Cameroon". So had I known what I now know I would have ask the testing company if the haplogroup assigned to me has been 'RFLP" tested? So If you have any doubt about The mtdna Haplogroup you are assigned; have the testing company do the "RFLP"; The sooner the better . There should not be a charge; However; In my case It was obvious after researching my mutations that the haplogroup assigned to me was wrong. Also If you have a question on your Y-Dna Haplogroup results have the testing company do an"SNP" (Single Nucleotide Polymorphism) test that will verify yourY-Dna haplogroup; Their is a cost associated with the "SNP" test.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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