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Y-SNP analysis of I4331, J2b2a-L283, Bronze Age Croatia – Mathieson et al. 2018

New DNA paper from Mathieson et al. 2018, The Genomic History of Southeastern Europe, gave us ancient DNA data from 225 individuals who lived in southeastern Europe and surroundings. Supplementary information from the paper states one of the sites analyzed was the Veliki Vanik burial mound, which is located near the town of Vrgorac in Split-Dalmatia County, in southern Croatia. […]

J2-M172@FTDNA Project Administration Changes Announcement

As many of you may know or have noticed the main Administration and Support of the J2-M172@FTDNA Project by Chris Rottensteiner since February 2017 has declined considerably, caused by considerably less free time which makes volunteer working  on the daily and weekly tasks impossible at the same pace as I did from 2012 to 2016 . My fellow Co-Admins in J2 […]

J2a-Z6048: refinement in the no-Caucasus J2a* clade

Recent new NextGenSequence results being derived/positive for J2a-Z6048 (old J2a* and without considerable Caucasus presence like the brother SK1321/Y12622) allowed a substantial improvement of the phylogeny. See also, Wim Penninx helped by filtering reliable combBED area SNPs from the two Punjab samples. The YFull raw-data analysis of the Sardinian samples is the only way to reconstruct satisfyingly reliable […]

Refinement for J2b2a-M241 (including L283,Z622,Z2447,Z2444)

Just a short content post about a refinement in the most important J2b subclade. The smaller Z2447,Z2444 Asian subclade (in terms of discovered subclades) can bee seen in the post image. The broader L283,Z622 European subclade state can be downloaded as a PDF. L283, CTS5649, CTS5382, Z622, Z612, Z615, Z616, Z617, Z607, Z638, Z594, Z597, Z592, Z582, Z585, Z587, Z588, […]

J2b2b-PH1648,Z2455,Z2454 refined: Y18044,CTS8204 & Z42941>Z42983

One of the oldest paragroups of J2b gets a little refined by cross-analysis of the known samples and the new YFull sample SRR2098211 Qatar which should form an ancestral haplogroup with the Jewish subcluster Z42983. It is not known if the PGP29 sample is also of known Jewish ancestry but a BigY match to B12464 is and shares at least […]

possibly J2b1-M205 basal structure defined: CTS1969,CTS5338,YP13,PH4306,PH1089,Y22066

Further analysis of NextGenSequences at YFull (see combined with results from scientific studies (SNP, VCF & BAM results) has revealed a more consistent and hopefully informative basal substructure for J-M205 (see then what was available at the latest major update: J2b-M205>PH4306: a little substructure for this isolated lineage. See also It seems likely that the many remaining […]

J-PF5050(xL581) confirmed as most basal J2a2

Single SNP testing of kit 462289, Iran funded by J2-M172 Hg Research has shown that J2a2-PF5050,PF5053(xL581,PF5058) indeed exists: So L581 does not define all of J2a2 and can be again used reliably as primary SNP of J2a2a. See also

New J2b2-Z1297 subclade: Y23094,B440

YFull analysis of kit 447170/YF05542, Sweden BigY BAM file, and Francalacci et al Sardinian samples ERS256808, combined with results from scientific studies (EB-35147 Alban2 and ERR1025614), allowed to discover a new Z1297 subclade: J2b2-Y23094,B440 – parallel (brother) to Z1295: See also: And: According to YFull YTree v.4.09, J2b2-Z1297 diversified ca. 4200 ybp and TMRCA of J2b2-Y23094 is ca. 3200 ybp. Predicted Y23094 Y-STR haplotypes […]

ancient Zagros J2b* Iran (Abdul Hosein, Early Neolithic) – Broushaki et al.

New J2b data from Broushaki et al. 2016 (BAM raw data): AH2 West Iran Early Neolithic (8205–7756 BC): one of three individuals. From Tepe Abdul Hosein located South East of Ganj Dareh in Central Zagros. Broushaki et al. not assigned, Genetiker J2b-M12* Own analysis: J2b-M12(xCTS560,Z620). Coverage is low but ok. Of 40 J2b SNPs 10 had positive (derived) calls and […]