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Subject: Re: [DNA] Surname line - mutation tree software?
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2006 14:13:52 EST
In a message dated 03/13/06 8:14:39 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> Does anyone know of software for combining simple surname lines (single
> son>father>grandfather>etc.) and Y-chromosome mutations into a probable
> chronological tree configuration?
Dean McGee has created utilities for transforming STR data to a form usable
by Fluxus and PHYLLIP programs. Fluxus is a network diagramming program. It
doesn't create chronological trees, but it shows how one haplotype could diverge
into multiple variations. I haven't used PHYLLIP myself -- the output looks
more treelike, but I'm not sure you can really draw chronological inferences
from it. Dean's website has links to those two programs, and our mailing list
archives have lots of references to Fluxus.
If you already know the actual pedigrees, Doug Mumma (one of the pioneers in
the genetic genealogy field) has a nice way of presenting the DNA mutations as
a descendant diagram. This would be hand-made, although any genealogy program
could probably give you a head start on the descendant boxes.