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|Possible time of origin||unknown, approx. 80000 years ago|
|Possible place of origin||Africa|
|Defining mutations||73, 7028, 11719, 12705, 14766, 16223|
An enormous haplogroup spanning many continents, the macro-haplogroup N is a branch of the African haplogroup L3, and is believed to have originated in Africa some 60,000 to 80,000 years before present.
The two haplogroups M and N are believed to represent the initial migration by modern humans out of Africa. Haplogroup N is the ancestral haplogroup to almost all European and Oceanian haplogroups in addition to many Asian and Amerindian ones.
See also Edit
|most recent common mt-ancestor|
|This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Haplogroup N (mtDNA). The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.|