Y-DNA Haplogroup N and its Subclades
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N   LLY22g, M231
�       N*   -
�       N1   M128
�       N2   P43
�      �       N2*   -
�      �       N2a   P63
�       N3   Tat (M46)
�      �       N3*   -
�      �       N3a   M178
�      �       �       N3a*   -
�      �       �       N3a1   P21

Note on the b2/b3 deletion:
A characteristic of Haplogroup N haplotypes is the b2/b3 deletion in the AZFc region of the human Y-chromosome. However, this deletion appears to have occurred independently on four different occasions. Thus this deletion should not be considered a unique event polymorphism that contributes to the definition of this branch of the Y-chromosome tree.

Y-DNA haplogroup N is predominantly found throughout Northern Eurasia. It is the most common lineage in Uralic speakers (Finns and Hungarians). The probable point of origin was Northern China or Mongolia, from which it spread both toward the Baltic and into Siberia. It is a common haplogroup in western Siberia.


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Additional Resources:
Robert Andersen, N Y-DNA Haplogroup Project

Corrections/Additions made since 10 April 2006:

Contact Person for Haplogroup N: David Wilson

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