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From: "Lawrence Mayka" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Y-STR variation among Slavs: evidence for the Slavichomelandin the middle Dnieper basin
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2007 05:02:48 -0500
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> Any hint of SNP testing (or even
> awareness of haplogroups)?
Almost none, which _greatly_ diminishes the paper's value. Indeed, perhaps
the paper's single most significant contribution is the one place in which
an SNP was applied:
The results suggest that the uniqueness of the northern Belarusian
population is most likely due to the high incidence of Y chromosomes
from the haplogroup N3 (18.9%), which has half the frequency in central and
southern Belarus (8.8 and 8.1%, respectively).
> Could the "Two genetically distant groups of Slavic
> populations" refer to
> the R1a and I1b dominated regions?
In conclusion, we have demonstrated that Y-STR haplotype distribution
divides Slavs into two genetically distant groups: one encompassing all
Western Slavs, Eastern Slavs, Slovenes and Western Croats, and the other
involving all remaining Southern Slavs.