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Subject: Re: [DNA] DNA, Blood Types, Yadayadayada
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 14:20:21 EDT
In a message dated 8/14/03 6:24:37 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> 2. Does the Y test include any markers from the mothers of some of the
> males in the line? In other words, if one had a Native American mistress
> somewhere along the way, and you descended from her, would any of her
> markers show up in the Y test? If not, then is it possible that one of
> the females in a line may have been abducted and comprimised, then her
> and the baby recovered and raised as one of the family?
Nothing in the Y changes from generation to generation except for random
mutations. The mother of a male subject contributes nothing to his Y. I don't
think the rest of the question can be answered by DNA. If a woman becomes pregnant
voluntarily or through force does not effect the DNA.
> 3. Do any of the values in the Y test reflect probabilities as to which
> race one is probably descended from, as in White European, Na, and or
> African. Is it simple to see the differences in the values.
I think a few markers are seen in a higher frequency in some populations.
However, I don't think any marker or combination of markers on the Y can prove
> I know these sound like simple minded questions, but I'm trying to
> distill all this info down into some common, everyday explanations we
> can all understand.