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EMPOP specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_32179
Alternative name EDNAP Mitochondrial DNA POPulation database
Restrictions to use None
Community driven No
Data access File download, Browse
User data submission Allowed
Version 4/R11
Registration required Yes
Maintained Yes


  • person_outline Walther Parson

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Publications for EDNAP Mitochondrial DNA POPulation database

EMPOP citations


Biological Sexing of a 4000 Year Old Egyptian Mummy Head to Assess the Potential of Nuclear DNA Recovery from the Most Damaged and Limited Forensic Specimens

PMCID: 5867856
PMID: 29494531
DOI: 10.3390/genes9030135

[…] nd HaploGrep 2.0 []. Finally, the sequence was compared to other mtDNA sequences from modern and ancient populations stored in GenBank, the European Nucleotide Archives database of the EMBL (ENA) and EMPOP (EDNAP mtDNA population database). […]


Applications of Probe Capture Enrichment Next Generation Sequencing for Whole Mitochondrial Genome and 426 Nuclear SNPs for Forensically Challenging Samples

PMCID: 5793200
PMID: 29361782
DOI: 10.3390/genes9010049

[…] variant frequency based GeneMarker®HTS software and the phylogenetic based Mixemt software. The major and minor mutation reports from the GeneMarker®HTS analysis were used for a haplogroup search in EMPOP (EDNAP mtDNA Population Database) []. The major contributor with haplogroup K2a6 was estimated to be 79.58% and the minor contributor haplogroup C1b11 at 18.68% using the GeneMarker®HTS software […]


Optimized mtDNA Control Region Primer Extension Capture Analysis for Forensically Relevant Samples and Highly Compromised mtDNA of Different Age and Origin

PMCID: 5664087
PMID: 28934125
DOI: 10.3390/genes8100237

[…] old samples from Volders (Austria) resulted in three different haplotypes of West Eurasian provenience, T1a12, H16d, and H11a, respectively (Phylotree, build 17, []), with plausible haplotypes after EMPOP quality control []. The T1a12 haplotype (g52) was confirmed by STS in the overlapping regions () in a different sample from the same individual. Sample g27 yielded an identical mtDNA haplotype u […]


Maternal Genetic Ancestry and Legacy of 10th Century AD Hungarians

Sci Rep
PMCID: 5025779
PMID: 27633963
DOI: 10.1038/srep33446

[…] phylogeny of PhyloTree build 17, accessed 18 February 2016, and these haplogroup definitions were checked in our mtDNA database of 78,000 samples (enlarged database of that reported in ref. ), and in EMPOP (http://empop.online/).We could not determine the haplogroup classification of one sample (HAR1.56B), due to detection failure of U haplogroup-diagnostic at coding region position 12308. Therefo […]


Mitochondrial DNA Reveals the Trace of the Ancient Settlers of a Violently Devastated Late Bronze and Iron Ages Village

PLoS One
PMCID: 4866787
PMID: 27176817
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0155342

[…] es was amplified, sequenced, and interpreted as reported in []. All samples containing length heteroplasmies were assigned based on the majority molecule. All these sequences have been deposited into EMPOP under the accession number EMP00556. Likewise, sequences are available online at GenBank under accession numbers JX669021—JX669071 (Laguardia) and JX669072—JX669127 (Alava province). […]


Mapping human dispersals into the Horn of Africa from Arabian Ice Age refugia using mitogenomes

Sci Rep
PMCID: 4857117
PMID: 27146119
DOI: 10.1038/srep25472

[…] gion sequences) for their diagnostic control-region mutational motifs. By searching our in-house database of unpublished sequences, the European DNA Profiling Group Mitochondrial Population Database (EMPOP), and published control-region sequences (mainly limited to HVS-I), we were able to evaluate a total of more than 100 populations (). We constructed spatial frequency distribution plots with the […]


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EMPOP institution(s)
Institute of Legal Medicine, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria; Forensic Science Program, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA; Institute of Mathematics, University of Innsbruck, Austria
EMPOP funding source(s)
Supported by the European Union grant agreement number 779485-STEFA - ISFP-2016-AG-IBA-ENFSI.

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