Friday, September 21, 2007

Who'da thunk it?

I'm sure that you'll recall that over the past couple weeks I've hypothesized guessed that James's, #97, haplogroup was going to turn out to be I1b1, another I1b1, J2 and Q.    Well, his Y-HAP-Backbone test results came in yesterday and he is haplogroup F.    Haplogroup F?!?    He's our only Haplogroup F.

Here's what ISOGG says about Hap F:
Y-DNA haplogroup F is the parent of all Y-DNA haplogroups G through R and contains more than 90% of the world’s population.    Haplogroup F was in the original migration out of Africa, or else it was founded soon afterward, because F and its sub-haplogroups are primarily found outside, with very few inside, sub-Saharan Africa.    The founder of F could have lived between 60,000 and 80,000 years ago, depending on the time of the out-of-Africa migration.

The major sub-groups of Haplogroup F are Haplogroups G, H, [IJ], and K, which are discussed elsewhere at this site.    The minor sub-groups, F*, F1, and F2 have not been well studied, but apparently occur only infrequently and primarily in the Indian subcontinent.    F* has been observed in two individuals in Portugal, possibly representing a remnant of 15th and 16th century contact of Portugal with India.
Here are James' Y-Hap results.

The troubling thing about this result is that now our Berry Family DNA pipline is empty.    No tests in process.    No results pending.    I'll be glad when Gordon's, #99, kit gets back for processing.


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