TABLE 7

Estimated mtDNA TMRCA for each continent and for the world

RegionSample sizekH25 (103 yr)20 (103 yr)
Africa5246355.65238 (203, 276)190 (162, 221)
Europe5525017.7069 (54, 87)22 (43, 70)
Asia3731626.47105 (85, 128)84 (68, 102)
Oceania1613325.98108 (87, 133)86 (70, 106)
America1710822.34106 (81, 135)85 (65, 108)
World17997139.5238 (200, 281)190 (160, 225)
  • Numbers in the column labeled 25 are the estimated TMRCA assuming a generation length of 25 years; those in the column labeled 20 are the estimated TMRCA assuming a generation length of 20 years. Parenthetical entries are 95% confidence intervals.