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  • mtDNA haplogroup nomenclature?

    after the first excitement of receiving my dad's result for X2b-T226C haplogroup, came
    i was expecting it to be easier to find out which subdivision that belongs to, and where in the world is the highest frequency. instead it's just X2b-T226C and the migration & frequency maps are super rough (only for X). i understand tracing migration is tough, there must be room for improvement for frequency maps. anybody happier with other haplogoups? FT working on that?

    another feature that would greatly improve the product, would be the result in more readable nomenclature. X2b-T226C is just redundant, since T226C actually is the b branch of X2 (http://www.phylotree.org/tree/X.htm), so X2b would be the same information. what i need is the subclade (Xb1-...?) to facilitate my research into scientific papers such as: http://www.eupedia.com/europe/Haplog...html#subclades

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    My mtDNA haplogroup is X2b8 - suggest you might like to join the mtDNA X project, where Lee Albee is doing research into the "X" haplogroup to try and discover more about it.

    betadams

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    • #3
      This one

      https://www.familytreedna.com/my/gro...projecttype=MH

      betadams

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      • #4
        Originally posted by bauchet View Post
        another feature that would greatly improve the product, would be the result in more readable nomenclature. X2b-T226C is just redundant, since T226C actually is the b branch of X2 (http://www.phylotree.org/tree/X.htm), so X2b would be the same information. what i need is the subclade (Xb1-...?) to facilitate my research into scientific papers such as: http://www.eupedia.com/europe/Haplog...html#subclades
        I'm not particularly fond of that notation, either, but T226C is not redundant. There are some X2b sequences that lack that mutation. You would have been assigned a more specific subclade if you had the appropriate mutations. There's just not a lot known about many subclades -- FTDNA probably has the biggest database of FMS in the world, so looking at the information about your matches may turn out to be the most you can do.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Ann Turner View Post
          I'm not particularly fond of that notation, either, but T226C is not redundant. There are some X2b sequences that lack that mutation. You would have been assigned a more specific subclade if you had the appropriate mutations. There's just not a lot known about many subclades -- FTDNA probably has the biggest database of FMS in the world, so looking at the information about your matches may turn out to be the most you can do.
          that only works if op has multiple matches

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