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    I was looking at a paper that was commenting on small segments showing up in children and not parents. The reported # of SNP's seems odd for most of the small segments 3cM or less. Exported all my matches and a significant number of these end in 00. (They are multiples of 100.) such as a segment 2.60 with 1100 SNP's matchings.

    This can't correct, can it?

    While I'm on the subject, is there a minimum number of SNP's for segments?

    Thanx

  • #2
    I recently heard that FTDNA's matching algorithm works on groups of 100 adjacent SNP's. That's why counts here end in 00.

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    • #3
      Thank you for responding,

      I think this may be a bug because I don't think there are 500 SNP within a single 1cM Segment. The number is supposed to represent the number of SNP's that are compared between 2 locations. I highly doubt that there are EXACTLY 500 or 600, etc. This number seems to represent something else.

      Also, these particular segments are found in a match to a child, but this segment is not shared with either parent, which is why I taking a close look at them.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by kjsargent View Post
        Thank you for responding,

        I think this may be a bug because I don't think there are 500 SNP within a single 1cM Segment. The number is supposed to represent the number of SNP's that are compared between 2 locations. I highly doubt that there are EXACTLY 500 or 600, etc. This number seems to represent something else.

        Also, these particular segments are found in a match to a child, but this segment is not shared with either parent, which is why I taking a close look at them.
        Number of SNP's per cM varies.

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        • #5
          I agree that the # of SNP's vary, which is why I am concerned.

          I exported all my matches to excel and sorted on # of SNP's.

          The # of SNP's is fairly well distributed except for 500,600, etc.

          for example, I have 10,507 segments that are exactly 500 SNP's. There are almost exclusively for 3cM and smaller segments.

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