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The criteria for a representative SNP printed in bold for a subclade is: traditional usage, testing one in multiple labs, and/or being found in the area of the chromosome used in recent research studies.
SNPs listed below in italics (colored black or red) are quality variants from next-generation sequencing reports consistently showing as representing that subgroup.
Contact Person for Haplogroup K: Gareth Henson
K~ P128/PF5504, P131/PF5493, PF132/PF5480
• LT or K1 L298/P326, etc.
• • L or K1a M20/PF5570, etc.
• • T or K1b M184/Page34/USP9Y+3178, etc.
• K2 M526/PF5979 -This was previously classified as K(xLT)
• • NO or K2a M214/Page39 etc.
• • • N or K2a1 M231/Page91 etc.
• • • O or K2a2 M175 etc.
• • K2b M1221/P331/PF5911
• • • K2b1 P399, P397^^, PR2099, Z31091, Z31092, Z31109
• • • • S or K2b1a B254, Z33355
• • • • M or K2b1b P256, etc.
• • • P or K2b2 P295/PF5866/S8, etc.
• • K2c P261, P263
• • K2d P402, P403
• • K2e~ M147
Y-DNA haplogroup K is an old lineage established approximately 40,000 thousand years ago whose origins were probably in southwestern Asia. K's structure is interwoven with other haplogroups downstream (refer to the main tree at Y-DNA Haplogroup Tree). The subclades restricted to K itself are found at low frequencies in various parts of Africa, Eurasia, Australia and the South Pacific.
Distribution of ancestry of men in Haplogroup K
K2c P261 Balinese Indonesia
K2d P402 Javanese Indonesia
K2e M147 India, Pakistan
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