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From: Doug McDonald <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Earliest common ancestors for 37/37 and 43/43 matches
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2006 08:47:31 -0600
Sue Waite-Langley wrote:
> I'm curious as to why so many administrators are so fast to jump on the
> parallel mutation bandwagon.
One reason is finding rock solid paper trails where you DO find
separate mutations that define the separate branches, and then
finding parallel mutations is different sub-branches.
The other is the math ... they really ARE to be expected,
especially for the fastest markers. The marker speed does
not matter for what the TMRCA is, but it DOES matter
in regard to where (which markers) you expect to find the mutations.
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