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    Ok wait. What does the * after the predicted haplogroup R1b1a2* mean? Does this need a deep clade or did I order it for no good reason. Does the * mean that it has no known subclades?

    I just want to make sure before the deep clade gets run that I really need it.

    Thanks

  • #2
    Originally posted by Favouriteslave View Post
    Ok wait. What does the * after the predicted haplogroup R1b1a2* mean? Does this need a deep clade or did I order it for no good reason. Does the * mean that it has no known subclades?

    I just want to make sure before the deep clade gets run that I really need it.

    Thanks
    Well don't NEED to know anything about your DNA. If you WANT to know your terminal SNP you'll need a deep clade or pick SNPs. For some people this is important for others it may not.

    See my post on your other thread....

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    • #3
      Can someone please look at my account from FTDNA and tell me if my R1b1a2* needed a deep clade or not. I'm getting conflicting infor on what the asterisk means. By all means I want the deep clade IF my dna can go further than "*" but if by chance the asterisk really does mean that it was already Neg for a subclades then who do I contact to stop the test? I've been asking this question for 2 days and I cannot seem to get a confirmation about it.

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      • #4
        The * is supposed to mean "negative for all known subclades."

        However, at FTDNA, the Haplotree will show you on the * branch even if you haven't been tested for anything below it yet. That's just due to the way the Haplotree is designed -- there's no distinction between R1b1a2 (without the *) and R1b1a2*. So with respect to the Haplotree, perhaps it's best to define the * as:

        "On this branch, but not yet determined to be in any subclade."

        And that can mean one of two things:

        1) You haven't tested for all the subclades yet
        2) You've tested negative for all known subclades

        In your case, since you only have a predicted haplogroup (or even if you had just a SNP-confirmed backbone haplogroup), that means you haven't tested for any of the subclades yet, and therefore #1 definitely applies to you. So yes, you can still go beyond R1b1a2, and the deep-clade test is appropriate for you.

        Elise
        Last edited by efgen; 17 March 2012, 12:22 PM.

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        • #5
          Thanks you for your answer. I hope it comes back positive for something else.

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