Y-DNA Haplogroup Tree 2009
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Because of continuing research, the structure of the Y-DNA Haplogroup Tree changes and ISOGG does its best to keep the tree updated with the latest developments in the field. The viewer may observe other versions of the tree on the Web. Email Alice Fairhurst if the differences need clarification.
The haplogroup (clade) name is given first, followed by a list of one of more SNPs*. Some list items have more than one name, in which case the SNPs are listed together with / between the names. To find an individual's haplogroup, go to the most downstream positive (derived) SNP. To see the subclades and their SNPs, click on the haplogroup name.
* SNP has become the common phrase for those markers listed after clades/subclades; see UEP and SNP in the glossary.

LINKS:  Main Page     SNP Index     Papers/Presentations Cited     Glossary     Listing Criteria
SNP SYMBOLS:  Not on 2008 tree  Confirmed within subclade  Provisional  Private

       A   M91, P97
       BT    SRY1532.1/SRY10831.1, M42, M94, M139, M299    (This category is also referred to as YxA.)
             B   M60, M181, P85, P90
             CF    M168, M294, P9.1
                   DE    M1/YAP, M145/P205, M203, P144, P153, P165, P167, P183
                          D    M174, 021355
                          E     M40/SRY4064/SRY8299, M96, P29, P150, P152, P154, P155, P156, P162, P168, P169, P170, P171, P172, P173, P174, P175, P176
                   C,F   P143
                          C    M130/RPS4Y711, M216, P184, P255, P260
                          F     M89, M213/P137, M235, P14, P133, P134, P135, P136, P138, P139, P140, P141, P142, P145, P146, P148, P149, P151, P157, P158, P159, P160, P161, P163, P166, P187
                                G     M201, P257, U2, U3, U6, U7, U12, U17, U20, U21, U27, U33
                                H    M69, M370
                                IJK    L15/S137, L16/S138, L69.1(=G)/S163.1
                                       IJ   M429/P125, P123, P124, P126, P127, P129, P130, S2, S22
                                              I     M170, M258, P19, P38, P212, U179
                                              J     12f2.1, M304, P209, S6, S34, S35
                                       K     M9, P128, P131, P132
                                              L     M11, M20, M22, M61, M185, M295
                                              M    P256   (position relative to rs2033003 uncertain)
                                              NOP    rs2033003
                                                    NO    M214, P188, P192, P193, P194, P195
                                                           N     M231
                                                           O     M175, P186, P191, P196
                                                    P     92R7, M45, M74/N12, P27.1/P207, P69, P226, P228, P230, P235, P237, P239, P240, P243, P244, P281, P282, P283, P284, P295
                                                           Q     M242
                                                           R     M207/UTY2, M306/S1, P224, P227, P229, P232, P280, P285, S4, S8, S9
                                              S    M230,P202, P204    (position relative to rs2033003 uncertain)
                                              T     M70, M184/USP9Y+3178, M193, M272


Y-DNA haplogroup descriptions are provided on each haplogroup page. The combined haplogroups are the only ones whose description appears on this page.

The BT haplogroup split off from haplogroup A 55,000 years before present (bp). It probably appeared in North East Africa. The C,F haplogroup was the common ancestor of all people who migrated outside of Africa until recent times. The defining mutation occurred 31-55,000 years bp in North East Africa and is still most common in Africa today in Ethiopia and Sudan. The DE haplogroup appeared approximately 50,000 years bp in North East Africa and subsequently split into haplogroup E that spread to Europe and Africa and haplogroup D that rapidly spread along the coastline of India and Asia to North Asia. The IJ haplogroup characterizes part of the second wave of emigration from Africa that occurred via the Middle East 45,000 years bp and defines two branches I and J that emigrated northwards and eastwards into Europe. The J branch subsequently split again and contributed to the current North African population. The NO haplogroup appeared approximately 35,000-40,000 years bp in a region east of the Aral sea; subsequent branches spread to North Asia (N) and another branch (O) to South Asia via North India.


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Additional Resources:
Charles Kerchner, Y-DNA Haplogroup Descriptions

Corrections/Additions made since 1 January 2009:

Contact person for Haplogroup Main Tree: Whit Athey

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