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GKBopp
9 June 2007
A few Polynesian Motif (PM) results

These are from persons with known Native Hawaiian Ancestry; however, the PM is not limited to Hawaiians.  It is found throughout Polynesia/Oceania/Austronesia.  

 

#

Kit

Most Distant Ancestor

Haplo

HVR1

HVR2

1

N40535

Eliza Puehale, Hana, Maui

B

051G,182C,183C,189C,217C,247G,261T,519C

 

2

79786

Pau Kahalawai 1855 Molokai, Hawaii

B

051G,182C,183C,189C,217C,247G,261T,519C

 

3

N38887

Unknown (adopted)  Hawaiian

B

126C,182C,183C,189C,217C,247G,261T,519C

73G,146C,263G,309-,315.1C,522-,523-

4

N30118

Koa, b. abt 1827, Kawaihau, Kauai Co., Hawaii

B

182C,183C,189C,217C,247G,261T,519C

 

5

51782

Hawaii

B

182C,183C,189C,217C,247G,261T,519C

 

6

20287

Kahina Kaniniu, 1795, Kula-Waiakoa, Maui, HI

B

182C,183C,189C,217C,247G,261T,519C

73G,146C,151T,263G,309.1C,309.2C,315.1C,522-,523-

7

83120

Hawaii

B

182C,183C,189C,217C,247G,261T,519C

73G,146C,151T,263G,309.1C,309.2C,315.1C,522-,523-

8

77511

Helen Keaunui, abt1900, Honolulu,HI

B

182C,183C,189C,217C,247G,261T,519C

73G,146C,263G,309.1C,315.1C,522-,523-

9

73490

Kapuni, est. b. about 1820, Puna, Hawaii, HI

B4a

182C,183C,189C,217C,247G,261T,519C

73G,146C,263G,309.1C,309.2C,315.1C,522-,523-

 

 

Full sequence results are in or are on order

 

 

Polynesian motif

 

B

189C,217C,247G,261T

 

 

 

mtDNA Haplogroup B 

This lineage is found in eastern and southeastern Eurasia, Native American Indians, and Polynesia. B is estimated to be the mtDNA haplogroup of about 93% of the males and females living today who report their maternal line as Polynesian.  The group of mutations 16189C, 16217C, 16247G, and 16261T collectively define the "Polynesian Motif" ("PM"), a special subgroup of haplogroup B which is found almost exclusively in Polynesia. This "PM" subset of B is estimated to be the haplogroup of more than 75% of the males and females living today who report their maternal line as Polynesian. (In some cases these mutations are reported as 189C, 217C, 247G, 261T - without the preceding number 16).

For more on this subject, see this paper and references therein.
Oppenheimer, S. and M. Richards. 2001
Fast Trains, Slow Boats, and the Ancestry of the Polynesian Islanders
. Science Progress 84(3):157-181.
According to this paper, and/or references therein, an mtDNA sequence referred to the Polynesian Motif is found almost exclusively in Polynesia.  This sequence is a special subgroup of haplogroup mtDNA B containing the group of mutations 16189C, 16217C, 16247G, and 16261T collectively.

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