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Subject: Re: [DNA] What shall R1b1c call themselves now?
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2008 11:59:30 +0000
In response to:
> It may be correct if to study only one DNA-lineage leading to a possible bottleneck
> (= a common ancestor survived the bottleneck). However, luckily, we often have a
> number of DNA-lineages leading to a number of common ancestor, each one with his
> own ancestral haplotype.
John Chandler wrote:
>You're talking about a completely different situation from the one
that was under discussion. We were talking about the collection of
all men carrying some particular mutation... Therefore,
the collection has exactly one original, founding ancestor (who first
had the mutation), and exactly one MRCA (who represents the last
bottleneck). By definition, there can be no other lineages.
In other words, you are talking about familial studies, while I am talking on
history-related studies, in you wish, which include a multitude of familial lineages.
Fine with me. However, I have to remind, that DNA genealogy is not only familial studies
(despite their obvious importance).
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