Mitochondrial DNA Concordance

prepared by

Kevin Miller and John Dawson

Version 2.0; updated 30 April 1998

2 January 2006:
Please note that this Concordance is now out of date.
No new sequences are being added to it.

It is replaced by the database described in
  The mtDNA Population Database: An Integrated Software and Database Resource for Forensic Comparison

All enquiries should be directed to the FBI or to Dr John Dawson,

Literature Citation:

K. W. P. Miller, J. L. Dawson, & E. Hagelberg, 'A concordance of nucleotide substitutions in the first and second hypervariable segments of the human mtDNA control region', International Journal of Legal Medicine, 109 (1996), pp. 107-113.

Database and Concordance
copyright © K. W. P. Miller & J. L. Dawson, 1997 & 1998

Permission to use the Database and Concordance for research, and to cite portions of the data in results, is freely given provided that suitable acknowledgement is made, as follows:

Database Citation:

The Concordance of Nucleotide Substitutions in the Human mtDNA Control Region. University of Cambridge, UK.
World Wide Web:

For Tables and Figures:

Mitochondrial control region data obtained from the mtDNA database at the University of Cambridge, UK by direct searching on the mtDNA database computer can be cited as follows: "Data used in preparing this [figure, table, paper, etc.] were derived from The Concordance of Nucleotide Substitutions in the Human mtDNA Control Region. University of Cambridge, UK: on [month] [day] [year] at [time] [AM, PM] PST."

About the Authors

Kevin Miller holds Degrees in Physiology and a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics and Anthropology from Magdalene College, Cambridge, UK. He works at North Louisiana Criminalistics Laboratory, DNA Section, 1115 Brooks Street, Shreveport, Louisiana 71101, USA. He was formerly an Asst. Research Scientist with the Marine Science Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and held a joint appointment in the Department of Anthropology .

His research focus has been on the reconstruction of the patterns of prehistoric population movements through the study of nucleotide sequence variation in the mitochondrial DNA control region. Miller is also involved in using both physical and molecular genetic methods to identify human remains in forensic and archaeological contexts.

John Dawson holds a Degree in Mathematics, a Diploma in Computer Science, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from King's College, Cambridge, UK. He has been manager of the Literary and Linguistic Computing Centre of Cambridge University since 1974, and is a recognized authority on all types of text processing by computer.

Kevin Miller and John Dawson can be contacted by email for further information.

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