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From: "Peter A. Kincaid" <>
Subject: Haplogroup mixing effect on mutation rates
Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2005 20:11:13 -0300


With regards to the father son mutation rate studies, does
anyone know if it has been also investigated whether
haplogroup mixing of the parents affects the mutation rates?
For more clarity, would more mutations be observed
if the parents were of different haplogroups (ie. R1a
and E3b) versus being both of the same haplogroup
(ie. both R1b). I suspect that the assumption is that
the mother's DNA does not have an impact. However,
IMHO, it seems to be something worth investigating.

Best wishes!

Peter A. Kincaid


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