Instructions: This tool will analyze mtDNA mutation data and compute simple genetic distance between samples. Enter data and select a format. It has been designed to take data cut and pasted from either Mitosearch "compare results" summary or FTDNA mtResults page. Extracted full sequence data can also be analyzed. The "Sample Data" button will pre-fill some data in the selected format.
Important! If your data is from FTDNA and contains the "Most Distant Ancestor" field, it will not work. First, copy your data to MS Excel, delete that column, the copy and paste to mtDNAtool.
Hit the "Go" button after your data is entered. Large (>100) samples may take a few seconds to analyze and report results. Large samples may also cause your browser to report the script is taking too long. Allow it to continue.
Three data formats are supported:
FTDNA Format (Header + 1 sample/line):
# Name/Kit Haplo HVR1 HVR2
1 name1 X HVR1a,HVR1b,HVR1c HVR2a,HVR2b
2 name2 Y HVR1a,HVR1b,HVR1c HVR2a,HVR2b
MitoSearch Format (Header + 1 sample/line):
User ID HVR1 Mutations HVR2 Mutations
ID1 HVR1a,HVR1b,HVR1c HVR2a,HVR2b
ID2 HVR1a,HVR1b,HVR1c HVR2a,HVR2b
Full Sequence Format (Header + 1 sample/line):
ID1 \t x2a \t HVR2a \t HVR2b \t CR1 \t CR2 \t HVR1a \t HVR1b \t HVR1c
ID2 \t x2b \t HVR2a \t HVR2b \t CR1 \t CR2 \t HVR1a \t HVR1b \t HVR1c
Questions or feedback to:
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