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From: (John Chandler)
Subject: Re: [DNA] Variations of R1b Ydna in Europe: Distribution and Origins
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2005 16:15:56 -0500 (EST)
In-Reply-To: <02b501c52d78$49a06120$2d818251@d6e4z6> (email@example.com)
> A quick look at the YHRD's 20 commonest haplotypes for Finland shows:
If you're going to focus on Finland, you will inevitably get a distorted
picture of the Baltic region. Finland shows clear signs of a relatively
recent and very extreme bottleneck in Y DNA, followed by enormous
expansion of that limited gene pool. The fact is that the vast majority
of your "Baltic" sample is from Poland, where the game is quite different.
Bottom line: by selecting your sample on the basis of one marker, you
have fallen into the same trap as Oxford Ancestors, with their so-called
"Viking" test (based on the same marker, by the way).
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