In human mitochondrial genetics, Haplogroup Q is a human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) haplogroup.

Today, mitochondrial DNA Haplogroup Q is found in the southern Pacific region, especially in New Guinea and Melanesia.[1] Haplogroup Q is very diverse and frequently occurring among Papuan and Melanesian populations, with an inferred coalescence time of approximately 50,000 years before present. The frequency of this haplogroup among the populations of the islands of Wallacea in eastern Indonesia is quite high, indicating some genetic affinity between the populations of these islands and the indigenous peoples of New Guinea. Haplogroup Q has also been found, albeit at very low frequency, among modern populations of Sundaland, Micronesia, and Polynesia.

Relationship to other haplogroupsEdit

Haplogroup Q is a descendant of haplogroup M.

Human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) haplogroups

  most recent common mt-ancestor    
L0   L1  
L2 L3   L4 L5 L6 L7
  M N  
CZ D E G Q   A I O   R   S W X Y
C Z B F pre-HV   pre-JT P  UK


  1. ^ mtDNA Haplogroup Testing

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