EMPOP now uses the new developed query engine SAM2 (Huber et al. 2018) that is based on SAM( Röck et al. (2010))
The tolerance level of EMMA was downsized from 0.3 to 0.1 to allow for a finer haplogroup estimation of mtDNA haplotypes. Extensive testing on a data set comprising 86,048 haplotypes suggested that this reduction would be beneficial for forensically relevant haplogrouing. Especially haplotypes previously assigned to haplogroups H, L3 and M benefit from a more accurate classification.
EMPOP 3 represents a new mtDNA database version based on a novel programming concept and website layout. New features are included to accommodate Massively Parallel (Next Generation) Sequencing data.
Minor improvements regarding the layout when exporting networks in SVG and EPS format have been made. Detailed haplotypes of nodes are shown in a sortable table now.
We have updated the database with 1.427 new haplotypes from 4 different countries (Chile, Portugal, Spain, USA).