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From: Vincent Vizachero <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Middle eastern R1b
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 13:46:50 -0500
On Dec 19, 2011, at 12:56 PM, wrote:
> I don't know how you calculate but the haplotypes of the R-M73 group
> are displaying a variability higher than the haplotypes in the R-
> V88 group , for those displayed on the R1b1Asterisk project
> (mentioned earlier).
"Variability" is a pretty vague (and subjective) term. Intraclade
variance calculations (e.g. using Ken's tool) for the subclades of R-
M73 yields a TMRCA estimate somewhat younger than the TMRCA of R-V88.
> The comparison I suggested is :
> R-V88 versus R-P312
> R-M73 versus R-P312 (R-P312 taken here as a known group to compare to)
One may be higher or lower than the other by chance, but we don't let
that distract us if we are smart. Even if you wanted to ignore L389
(why would you, for what motive?), you still know that R-M73 and R-
P312 are both P297+ and V88- while R-V88 is (of course) P297- V88+.
Even if the STR genetic distance between one pair is lower than for
the other pair, the structure of the phylogenetic tree is not affected
by that happenstance.
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