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From: "Ian Logan" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Mtdna haplogroup R*
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 14:23:05 +0100
The point to make is that there is no specific SNP that shows B - it is really a matter of
exclusion of the other haplogroups.
All B's do normally have the deletion at 8281-8289; and this is usually taken to show Haplogroup B.
But I do not think FTDNA are testing for this deletion.
However one has to be careful as this deletion occurs in many haplogroups; and can also be a bit
I know what you mean. The first case certainly is a match with B but since FTDNA is calling it R*
it presumably lacks the SNP for B that FTDNA uses to define B.
If this is not correct then I think we would have to call into question the results coming out of
the Genographic Project or do they use a different standard?
The sample close to B is out of New Mexico which could make it more likely to be Na Dene.