Please cite the mtDNA tree as follows:
This website provides a comprehensive phylogenetic tree of worldwide human mitochondrial DNA variation, currently comprising over 5,400 nodes (haplogroups) with their defining mutations. As such, it gives a detailed view of the genetic evolution of humankind from a matrilineal perspective. This mtDNA tree serves as a framework for evolutionary, anthropological, medical, forensic, and genealogical researchers. Since its launch in 2008, the tree has been updated periodically to incorporate information from newly sequenced mitogenome sequences.
Maintained by Mannis van Oven (firstname.lastname@example.org)