An accurate, up-to-date, detailed and global phylogenetic tree of human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is essential for various forensic mtDNA applications including data quality control and haplogroup assignment for biogeographic ancestry inference. PhyloTree (http://www.phylotree.org) is widely accepted as the reference phylogeny for human mtDNA. Here, a new update of PhyloTree, Build 17, is introduced, comprising nearly 5.5 thousand haplogroups.
van Oven, M. (2015). PhyloTree Build 17: Growing the human mitochondrial DNA tree. Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series, 5, e392–e394. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsigss.2015.09.155