DNA Research #DNA Re: An mtDNA and Y-DNA match #dna


On 2008.03.05, Bob Kosovsky <kos@panix.com> wrote:

Has anyone figured the probability of this kind of situation - where
both a Y-DNA and mtDNA match points to the same person?
Bob, the two matches point to two different persons--one male, the
other female. While there is a 90 percent probability that the
male-line ancestor lived within the last 10 generations, the
probability for the female line would extend many generations
further back, because mutations in mtDNA take place at a much slower
rate, no more than a tenth of that for the Y-DNA.


Donn Devine,
Wilmington, Delaware, USA

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