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Subject: Re: [DNA] R1b or Q
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2006 14:41:44 -0800
To Anne & Jim,
Thanks for letting me know where to go for furhter testing. With convicing him
to get the initial test done I don't know if I have the powers of pursuation
to go futher. I may have to wait till FTDNA can ofer more.
> In a message dated 01/06/06 11:16:51 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> > A question - a relative's Haplogroup is predicted as R1b (25 marker test)
> > but
> > using Whit Athey's predictor he is very close between R1b and Q, with Q
> > ahead
> > by a few points.
> > He doesn't have any 12 or 25 matches listed in FTDNA but there is a close
> > match with a different surname in YSearch.
> > His Ysearch is YXWHZ.
> > Although under Haplogroup his 2 &3 step mutations are all R1b with an N
> > coming up under the 4 step.
> > I am tempted to get this SNP tested.
> > I know this really won't lead me anywhere other than satisfy my curiousity.
> > My question - is R1b the likely answer anyway?
> A "solid" prediction from FTDNA would be a perfect 12-marker match (or
> perhaps a one-step mismatch) to a SNP-proven haplotype. With the
> preponderance of
> R1b haplotypes, that's still most likely the answer. However, I'm curious to
> know whether FTDNA offered the "Backbone SNP" test, or a deep clade test (I
> suspect the former).
> If you do decide to get a SNP test, I'd actually recommend the Marligen
> multiplex test, available at DNA Heritage and Ethnoancestry. For a few
> dollars more
> than the FTDNA "Backbone SNP" test, it will not only give you the answer
> about Q vs R1b, it will test some of their subclades.
> Ann Turner
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