Y-DNA Haplogroup F and its Subclades - 2008
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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
•       F*   -
•       F1   P91, P104
•       F2   M427, M428
•       F3   P96
•       F4   P254
•       G    M201, P257, U2, U3, U6, U7, U12, U17, U20, U21, U23, U33
•       H   M69
•       IJK    L15/S137, L16/S138
•      •       IJ   M429, P123, P124, P125, 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


Y-DNA haplogroup F is the parent of all Y-DNA haplogroups G through T and contains more than 90% of the world’s population. Haplogroup F was in the original migration out of Africa, or else it was founded soon afterward, because F and its sub-haplogroups are primarily found outside, with very few inside, sub-Saharan Africa. The founder of F could have lived between 60,000 and 80,000 years ago, depending on the time of the out-of-Africa migration.

The major sub-groups of Haplogroup F are Haplogroups G, H, [IJ], and K, which are discussed elsewhere at this site. The minor sub-groups, F*, F1, and F2 have not been well studied, but apparently occur only infrequently and primarily in the Indian subcontinent. F* has been observed in two individuals in Portugal, possibly representing a remnant of 15th and 16th century contact of Portugal with India.


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Corrections/Additions made since 31 December 2007:

Contact Person for Haplogroup F: Whit Athey

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