As a contribution to the geographic coverage of EMPOP, currently the best available forensic mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) database, a total of 299 Swedish individuals were analysed by sequencing of the first and second hypervariable regions of the mtDNA genome. In this sample set, a total of 179 different haplotypes were detected. The genetic diversity was estimated to be 0.9895 (±0.0023), and the random match probability was 1.39 %. The most abundant haplogroups were HV (including its subhaplogroups H and V) with a frequency of 46.5 %, followed by haplogroup U (including its subhaplogroup K) at 27.8 %, haplogroup T at 10.0 % and haplogroup J at 7.0 %, a distribution that is consistent with previous observations in other European populations.

Forensic DNA database, Haplogroup, Haplotype, mtDNA, Northern Europe, Sweden,
International Journal of Legal Medicine (Print)
Centre for Rotterdam Cultural Sociology (CROCUS)

Lembring, M, van Oven, M, Montelius, M, & Allen, M. (2013). Mitochondrial DNA analysis of Swedish population samples. International Journal of Legal Medicine (Print), 127(6), 1097–1099. doi:10.1007/s00414-013-0908-6