mtDNA testing comparison chart
- ↑ AncestryDNA's database allows users to upload results from other companies/labs.
- ↑ In 2007, Ancestry.com acquired Relative Genetics.
- ↑ The companies now trading as BritainsDNA, ScotlandsDNA, IrelandsDNA and YorkshiresDNA were formerly known as Ethnoancestry.
- ↑ Discounts are available when purchasing a combination package.
- ↑ The Standard mtDNA test for females looks at around 300 SNPs and costs $265 US (£170 or €210). The Chromo 2 mtDNA test for females looks at over 3000 mt SNPs and costs $299 US (£189 or €229). Males who wish to purchase one of the company's two Y-SNP tests can pay an additional $40 (£30 or €40) for an mtDNA analysis. The mtDNA test can also be purchased at a discount as part of the Chromo Complete analysis which includes autosomal DNA and a red hair test. Currency conversions extracted from the BritainsDNA website in June 2013.
- ↑ Queen Mary University of London Genome Centre, London, England
- ↑ The company was founded in 2004 as Ethnoancestry, and relaunched as Scotlands DNA in 2011. The trade names BritainsDNA, IrelandsDNA and YorkshiresDNA were added in 2012.
- ↑ Family Tree DNA also processes tests for African DNA, along with its European subsidiary iGENEA, and DNA Ancestry & Family Origin. Participants who join Family Tree DNA's database will have kit numbers that begin with 'A' from African DNA, 'E' from iGENEA, and 'M' from DNA Ancestry & Family Origin. National Geographic Genographic kit transfers begin with 'N'. Family Tree DNA acquired DNA Heritage in April 2011 but it is not possible to transfer DNA Heritage mtDNA results to the FTDNA database.
- ↑ Discontinued 2 May 2013
- ↑ There is a discount when mtDNA is ordered as an upgrade on a Y-chromosome DNA test through Family Tree DNA.
- ↑ This test is known as the full mitochondrial sequence (FMS), full genomic sequence (FGS) or mega test.
- ↑ All mitochondrial DNA haplogroups are confirmed at no charge by testing from a panel of 22 SNPs. (http://www.familytreedna.com/faq/answers.aspx?id=10#475)
- ↑ The full sequence test is only available as an upgrade to individuals who have already tested the HVR1 and HVR2 regions of their mtDNA.
- ↑ H-subclade only.
- ↑ Genebase launched in 2005. Genetrack Biolabs launched in 1998. (http://www.genebase.com/about/?p=3)
- ↑ Genographic Project participants can transfer their results to Family Tree DNA where they can join mtDNA haplogroup projects and geographical DNA projects
- ↑ The Genographic Project's Geno 2.0 test uses a custom-designed Illumina chip which tests 3,352 mt SNPs, 12,316 Y-SNPs and over 130,000 autosomal and X-chromosomal Ancestry Informative Markers.
- ↑ Customers can participate in circles with people who share the same haplogroup and share their personal ancestry stories
- ↑ US dollar cost based on current exchange rate - March 2012.
- ↑ Oxford's MatriLine database was once partially accessible to the public. When partially accessible, the database was viewable, but only Oxford customers could add to it, and contact any matches. Now the database is closed to all but Oxford's customers. An extra layer of security was added requiring you have a customer number. This allows you to receive a database access code.
The most up-to-date version of the mtDNA tree can be viewed at www.phylotree.org. Phylotree is now on Build 15. Updates are released between two and four times a year. As of January 2013 the different testing companies are using different versions of Phylotree. FTDNA is using Build 14, and the Genographic Project is using Build 13 or 14. FTDNA has indicated that they "have plans to upgrade to the V15 version as part of a coordinated effort with the National Geographic Genographic project" (see FTDNA FAQ 1002). 23andMe uses Phylotree Build 7.
An up-to-date haplogroup assignment can be obtained from James Lick's mtHap utility. This tool is usually updated within 24 hours of the release of each new Phylotree build.
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