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From: "Diana Gale Matthiesen" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] what is a clade?
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 08:06:58 -0400
Not a dumb question, at all, because the terms are in most cases functionally
synonymous, so confusing.
R and R1 and R1b are all clades because they're groups defined cladistically.
Every clade, except the "root" clade, is a subclade of something else. So...
R1b is clade that is a subclade of R1; R1 is a clade that is a subclade of R;
and R is a clade that is a subclade of P; and so on.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: On Behalf Of Nelda Percival
> Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 7:00 AM
> Subject: Re: [DNA] what is a clade?
> Hi Diana,
> R is a hapolgroup, R1 is defined by a mutation of a SNP so is
> a clade? R1b has another mutation of a SNP so is it a
> subclade because it is descended from or changed from R1?
> I really liked your explanation, and if this seems like a
> dumb question..no question is dumb, just the way they are
> asked, may seem so....
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