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From: "Lowe DNA" <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] A Convergence Between Haplogroup A Towards the AMH
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2005 17:02:12 -0500
In-Reply-To: <000b01c57db6$74fee970$5a579045@Ken1>


Russ and Ken...

Ken..you were very correct here..."Convergence" is just a poor choice of
words with its connotations."

Russ said.."It's worth noting that of the hundreds of matches up to four
mutations away that a Haplogroup A has reconverged
within four mutations. After all, with the exception of one O2, there are no
other haplogroups that come so
close, even though they have all diverged more recently than Haplogroup
A..."

No, No, No....STR markers can converge but they have NOTHING to do
identifying haplogroup or sub-clades... Haplogroups and sub-clades are
defined only by SNP......NEVER AND NOT BY STRS !!

All of us, including myself, talk about haplogroup as "guesstimated" by
STRS...However, until the haplogroup
is identified by a SNP test, we are confusing all of the "newbies" with all
of this talk about STRs and haplogroups.

Bill


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