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Prevalence of Y chromosome haplogroups by area of birth in UK Biobank

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    Prevalence of Y chromosome haplogroups by area of birth in UK Biobank

    Only Y-DNA haplogroups with more than 100 members are represented, which prevented them from getting up into the smaller branches and twigs with terminal SNPs.

    My own relevant map is R1b-S836 (DF41). It's interesting that on that one the highest DF41 frequency areas in all of the UK are in north and south Wales. My own Y-DNA line came from Wales.

    You'll probably have to wrestle with translating the S nomenclature to find your nearest fit.​

  • #2
    You're right! The nomenclature is an impediment. Attaching sequence numbers to a set of properties or concepts (i.e., things that are not intrinsically ordered) isn't particularly useful.


    • #3
      I think also that their decision to limit inclusion in the maps to haplogroups with 100 or more members led to some weird results. For example, the "S145" (L21) map is strange. I suspect it is comprised only of those men who tested L21+ but could not be shoe-horned into one of the L21+ downstream haplogroups. Naturally, that could make for a very odd-looking map, and it evidently did. A true S145/L21 map should include all those men who are L21+, regardless of downstream haplogroup. Pretty obviously that's not what was done in this case. Instead, the map was constructed of those L21+ "leftovers" I described above. Of course, all modern L21+ men belong to some downstream haplogroup. It might be small, but there are no modern men who are merely L21+ and nothing else.

      No doubt there are other maps in that set that are similarly strange.

      Anyway, a friend of mine composed a list of translations of the S nomenclature and other lesser known terms. The obscure stuff is on the left, the translations are on the right.
      st004_03_R1b_CTS6621_birth st004_03_R1b_CTS6621_birth_Downstream L513
      st004_03_R1b_CTS9881S_birth st004_03_R1b_CTS9881S_birth_Downstream Z253
      st004_03_R1b_M222_birth st004_03_R1b_M222_birth
      st004_03_R1b_M269S_birth st004_03_R1b_M269S_birth
      st004_03_R1b_M323_2_birth st004_03_R1b_M323_2_birth_Downstream U106 - Z381
      st004_03_R1b_M343_birth st004_03_R1b_M343_birth_Upstream M269
      st004_03_R1b_S116_birth st004_03_R1b_S116_birth_AKA P312
      st004_03_R1b_S128S_birth st004_03_R1b_S128S_birth_AKA P311 (something wrong with this one)
      st004_03_R1b_S128_birth st004_03_R1b_S128_birth_AKA P311
      st004_03_R1b_S145_birth st004_03_R1b_S145_birth_AKA L21
      st004_03_R1b_S190_birth st004_03_R1b_S190_birth_Downstream DF21
      st004_03_R1b_S191S_birth st004_03_R1b_S191S_birth_AKA DF5 Downstream DF21
      st004_03_R1b_S191_birth st004_03_R1b_S191_birth_AKA DF5 Downstream DF21
      st004_03_R1b_S192_birth st004_03_R1b_S192_birth_AKA DF21
      st004_03_R1b_S21_birth st004_03_R1b_S21_birth_AKA U106
      st004_03_R1b_S232_birth st004_03_R1b_S232_birth_AKA DF19
      st004_03_R1b_S28S_birth st004_03_R1b_S28S_birth_AKA U152
      st004_03_R1b_S28_birth st004_03_R1b_S28_birth_AKA U152
      st004_03_R1b_S29_birth st004_03_R1b_S29_birth_AKA U198
      st004_03_R1b_S353_birth st004_03_R1b_S353_birth_AKA L45 Downstream L48
      st004_03_R1b_S3689_birth st004_03_R1b_S3689_birth AKA CTS6919 big branch DF63
      st004_03_R1b_S3787_birth st004_03_R1b_S3787_birth AKA CTS3655 Downstream DF21-DF5
      st004_03_R1b_S5741_birth st004_03_R1b_S5741_Equ Z378 Downstream of L257birth
      st004_03_R1b_S749_birth st004_03_R1b_S749_birth_AKA L1065
      st004_03_R1b_S836_birth st004_03_R1b_S836_birth_AKA CTS2501 equ DF41
      st004_03_R1b_S884_3_birth st004_03_R1b_S884_3_birth_Downstream Z253
      st004_03_R1b_S893_birth st004_03_R1b_S893_birth AKA Z2185 big branch Z253
      Last edited by Stevo; 29 November 2022, 09:44 PM.


      • #4
        With so many caveats, one might wonder why the thing was published at all.


        • #5
          Originally posted by John McCoy View Post
          With so many caveats, one might wonder why the thing was published at all.
          It started as a study to see if certain Y-DNA haplogroups were more prone to heart disease than others. Evidently the answer is no.


          • #6

            made this for my records. R1b. R-M343 to M269 to U106 to Z381/M323.2

            I belong to Z381, although not M323.2

            caveats. Light/yellow is higher. Different scales, so pictures should not be compared directly via color

            ...​UK Biobank R line.png


            • #7
              A flaw in my sequence as I have M269*, not M269. I should have noticed that. Too late to edit