Why Y chromosome as opposed to mtDNA?
I'm not a geneticist and I know it doesn't fully answer the question but
to quote a study- 'The sequential accumulation of binary markers associated
with non-recombining portion of the Y chromosome permits construction of
stable compound haplotypes. These haplotypes unequivocally identify lineages
with shared common ancestry, which often display population specificity due
to a reduction of variation relative to other loci, including mtDNA'
Underhill et al. 2001. Human Mutation 17. P.272.
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Above is the wikipedia entry on mtDNA use in
population studies through the female line. It is
short and there are better out there, but female
specific genetic information in ancestery studies can
be and has been used. Is there a reason why not here?
--- Iestyn Jones <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >Why was only the male chromosome used?
> What about the female population?
> The answer to your question may be here:
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