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From: "Dienekes Pontikos" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] What is a clade?
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 16:39:59 +0300
Your use of terminology is non-standard. In the Y-chromosome world a
haplotype is defined on Y-STR markers.
On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 4:26 PM, Vincent Vizachero
> For one thing, a haplotype is nothing but a description of a haploid
> chromosome (or, in less precise usage, a haploid organism), so taking
> what Dienekes wrote below literally would prevent ANY specification of
> Y-DNA clades.
> For example, P297+ M269+ S116- M73- etc. is a haplotype. Most people
> would be happy to assign a chromosome with that haplotype to a clade
> (R1b1b2), because the probability of a group of chromosomes having
> that same haplotype and NOT descending from a common ancestor is
> exceedingly low.
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