African American DNA Research Forum
Re: Female & Male Line DNA Results
In Response To: Re: Female & Male Line DNA Results ()
-- Sunday, 1 January 2006, at 6:10 a.m.
>My female line DNA test came back as 87% European 8%
The results you quote are from your autosomal DNA which was inherited 50% from your father and 50% from your mother and reflects ALL of your ancestry with no indication of what came from which parent. Two children with the same parents can have slightly different results. Only identical twins (triplets, etc.) will have the same results.
Depending on the company you tested with, the mtDNA result would be a Haplogroup letter, or with African Ancestry, the result would be a specific current-day African population, unless it is European in which case they will tell you that.
But again if your mtDNA is European, the results would show that only and would not reflect the Native American or the African ancestry that you have.
I have had both tests done. My mtDNA is African (Tikar people of Cameroon). My biogeographical mix is 82% African and 18% European.
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