Thursday, August 20, 2009

SMGF Update

I recently received notice from SMGF of new haplotypes and genealogical records to the Sorenson mtDNA and Y-chromosome databases.    I'll comb those results to discover any new Berry results as well as additional markers for those already having partial results.

Unfortunately, they seem to be continuing at their reduced pace.    I wrote in February, "I'm not yet sure how many additional data we may find because there are now 31,706 haplotypes with more than seven markers.    That compares to 30,362 in August 2009, or just 1,344 new haplotypes.    mtDNA has just 1,082 new sequences in the same time period (63,902 vs. 62,820)."

This time we have 33,124 haplotypes with more than 7 markers, an increase of 1,418 new haplotypes, while mtDNA has 1,007 new sequences, total sequences now being 64,909.


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