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G. This tells you the number of matches in each database (and the resulting uncorrected match probabilities). Look through the list to find the database with the most matches. H. Go back to the search page, and choose the metapopulation and database that have the most matches. I. Hit the 'Search' button J. Note if there are any matches in the 'Searching Result' section. If so -- what is the 'Expected HG' (Expected Haplogroup) for the matches? You can try some of the other databases with matches to make sure you’re getting a consistent result. Overall, there should be a majority haplogroup (matriline) that pops up throughout these searches. If not, it may be that your sequence belongs to a haplogroup (matriline) that cannot be identified using only the HV1 sequence. 1. Based on your results, what is the likely haplogroup affiliation of your sequence? Z Now we will try to figure out what the deep ancestry of this haplogroup is. Go to the 'Atlas of the Human Journey section of the National Geographic Genographic website at: . Click on the 'Genetic Markers' button in the lower right. Under 'Select a Marker' select only 'mtDNA'. Scroll down the list of mtDNA lineages to see if you can find your haplogroup/matriline. If you find it, click on it 3
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and read the information that is provided about that lineage. 1. When and where did this lineage originate? Undertermined, high plains of Central Asia between the Caspian Sea and Lake Baikal 2. Where did it spread to? West of Siberia 3. Is this consistent with the Chinese-American ancestry of the boy (why or why not)? Yes, because China is included in this area Overall, what is your assessment of the genetic evidence regarding whether these skeletal remains are likely to be those of the missing boy? It is very likely because all signs point to Chinese-American ancestry 4
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  • Summer '11
  • Tilley
  • DNA, Mitochondrial DNA, Cambridge Reference Sequence, Forensic mtDNA Activity, mtdna population database, mtDNA Manager

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