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Glenlivet
Wednesday, June 2nd, 2004, 02:28 PM
Finnish mtDNA haplogroups (http://herkules.oulu.fi/isbn9514268490/html/i231795.html)

The texts are mostly about mitochondrical diseases. It is nonetheless an interesting read.

Informative passages not specifically related to Finns:

"The evolution of human mtDNA is characterized by the emergence of ethnically distinct lineages. Three African, nine European and seven Asian (including Native American) mtDNA haplogroups have been identified so far."

"About 99% of the European mtDNAs can be subsumed within nine mtDNA haplogroups, designated as H, I, J, K, T, U, V, W and X (Torroni et al. 1996), and these haplogroups can be further subsumed within four mtDNA haplogroup clusters, HV, UK, TJ and WIX (Richards et al. 1998)."