Monthly Archives: September 2015

Bekada et al 2015 have published their paper “Genetic Heterogeneity in Algerian Human Populations”. In the present Algerian study only one J2a -M410 was found in North-west Oran1. Combined with earlier studies 8 J2 samples out of 305 total (Y-STR19 haplotypes + major Y-SNPs, S1 Table). By comparison there are 54 J1-M267 samples. IMHO another puzzle piece making early J2 expansion over Northwest Africa to Iberia/Europe unlikely. Other routes seem to be better expansion vectors.

J2a-Z6065: still much to discover for M47, P81, Z7532, etc.

Z6065 was first discovered in the 1000 Genomes Project data by Magoon et al 2013 in three Punjabi samples, one of them M47. In May 2014 the FGC Y-Elite result of KVRKP S.Italy allowed to discover a further split defined by the SNPs Z7532, FGC15782/Y13893, etc. and of the subclade Z7553, Z7503 shared only by two of the Punjabi samples. […]

FTDNA J2 Haplogroups & SNPs September 2015

FTDNA J2 Tree 17th September 2015 edited to show important SNPs from SNP Packs also included in J2-M172 Research Tree simplified Y-DNA Haplotree Created in partnership with Haplogroup J-M172 This lineage originated in the northern portion of the Fertile Crescent where it later spread throughout central Asia, the Mediterranean, and south into India. As with other populations with Mediterranean ancestry […]

FTDNA J-M172 SNP Pack (xM67,L24) Beta release

Suggestions for members of the J2-M172 Project@FTDNA: 109 SNPs downstream of M172, see J2-FTDNA-SNP-pack_2015-09-09_and-research-tree.PDF optimized for all currently researched subclades except M67 and L24 (will have their own SNP Pack) recommended for kits who won’t invest in NGS (BigY) and like to get a good value for 1/5 of the BigY price recommended for kits without SNP testing who do […]