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From: Vincent Vizachero <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Clades, Definitions, Discoveries, FTDNA
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2010 13:01:36 -0400
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Just that the rate applies to the whole Y-chromosome, not just the
known SNPs.

Also the Y-SNP mutation rate is higher than the rate that Hartwell
seems to be giving for the whole human genome, as Ken and others have
pointed out.


On Mar 15, 2010, at 11:12 AM, Steven Bird wrote:

> According to the source I quoted earlier, "Genetics" by Hartwell et
> al 2008, the class of polymorphism that is called a "SNP" has a
> locus size of a single bp. The rate of mutation is given as 1*10 to
> the negative 9th. So expressing mutation rates as mutations per
> base pair vs. mutations per SNP would not appear to be different at
> all. I am missing something?

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