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From: Bonnie Schrack <>
Subject: [DNA] East-Asian component in Western Europeans
Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 23:48:40 -0400
Hi Roggivi and Charles,
The thing is that the Y-DNA haplogroups are based only on the
Y-chromosome, while the DNA Print test is based on markers found on many
chromosomes. So it may be picking up a whole other set of patterns that
don't appear clearly in the Y system.
But if we use the Y haplogroups for clues, there are plenty of
First of all, the old HG numbers aren't too useful in talking about
this -- better to use the new YCC nomenclature, or the names of the
I can't go into it all now, but notice that haplogroups F* (M89), K*
(M9), and P*(M45), are all found in both East Asians and Europeans, even
if not at high levels. These are roots from which more common
G, H, I, J and K from F;
L, M, N, O and P from K;
and Q & R from P.
The latter is a particularly interesting case. What does it imply, to
you, that the haplogroup most closely related to R is one that spread
across the Bering Strait from Siberia to America? It's natural, then,
that P, the father of both Q and R, would be found to some degree in
both Europeans and East Asians.
Got to go now - I'm sure we'll have to chew on this more anyway.
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