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From: "David F Reynolds" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] New SNP Discoveries
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 16:52:34 -0800
References: <00d601c617b0$418a3f60$c0e54a0c@cicadaneu0kf7n> <003601c617c3$59081000$f26660cb@Marsh>
In-Reply-To: <003601c617c3$59081000$f26660cb@Marsh>


On Thu, 12 Jan 2006 13:57:51 -0800, Alister John Marsh <> wrote:
...
> The naming of the new branches of the tree is a problem, as the known tree
> structure is becoming more complex day by day. The simplest solution is to
> identify the branches by SNP names, which don't change, rather than branch
...

John, that was what I was thinking (and we've seen some academic papers doing just that), but even that is subject to ambiguity, unless one spells out the entire strings of markers that were testing.

Consider how different I-M284+ (known as I2a, FTNDA 2005) is from I-M284+ (known as I1b2a1, Nordtvedt 2006)...


--david


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