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From: "Sandy Paterson" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Y-STR Mutation Rates List
Date: Sat, 8 Oct 2011 18:53:51 +0100
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I don't have the facility to produce PDF files, but I can add links to .doc
and .xls files.

No, the spreadsheet doesn't contain a column showing which source I used for
each marker, but I can add such a column. I'll do that and add the extra
links tomorrow.


-----Original Message-----
[mailto:] On Behalf Of John B. Robb
Sent: 08 October 2011 15:50
Subject: Re: [DNA] Y-STR Mutation Rates List

It would be helpful, Sandy, if you could publish your linked documents in
DOC and XLS format, or better, publish at least the DOCX items in PDF. DOCX
and XLSX are relatively recent Microsoft proprietorial formats and not
everyone can read them.

Also, you list the Ballantyne and Burgarella papers as sources, and the YHRD
data, and explain, in an introductory note, that you have adopted an
eclectic approach to choosing among them based on the size of the sample
base for each, rather than attempt to meta-analyze them to produce a new
blended or weighted average, as Chandler has done for markers 1-37. Do you
indicate in your mutation rate spreadsheet which of these sources you took
the mutation rate for each of the supra-37 markers from?

John Robb

----- Original Message -----
From: Sandy Paterson
Sent: Friday, October 07, 2011 2:45 AM
Subject: Re: [DNA] Y-STR Mutation Rates List

Hi Jonathan

Go to

I'm not entirely happy with them yet, but I have started using then for
simulation. I hope to revise them soon, in maybe a month's time.


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