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From: Gary Felix <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Iberian S116+
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2008 05:37:14 -0700 (PDT)
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I hope an adequate sample size was used as they are looking for U8a an even more infrequent mtdna haplogroup. These papers are notorious for using a few samples to base a conclusion on.

Mexico DNA Project Admin.

ellen Levy <> wrote:

I forgot to mention that almost every mtDNA researcher out there has asserted a southwestern European origin for haplogroup V and spread post-LGM, primarily based on its high frequency among modern-day Basques.

Only Izgirre, back in 1999 (as discussed in detail in my paper at JoGG) contradicted what became this now widely-accepted dogmatic view concerning the origins and spread of haplogroup V.

It appears this new Basque paper by Alfonso-Sanchez might also be questioning this idea - how refreshing!

Ellen Coffman

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