Y-DNA Haplogroup Tree 2008
Version: 3.33   Date: 31 December 2008    Version History
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Main Tree: Y-DNA Haplogroup Tree 2008
Haplogroups: A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L    M    N    O    P    Q    R    S    T   
SNPs: Index to Y-DNA SNPs
References: Composite List of Papers Cited        Glossary of Genetic Terms
    Listing Criteria for SNP Inclusion into the ISOGG Y-DNA Haplogroup Tree

Link to Y-DNA Haplogroup Tree 2007
Link to Y-DNA Haplogroup Tree 2006

      The first phylogenetic chart to unify nomenclature was published in 2002 by the Y Chromosome Consortium (YCC). The 2003 Y-DNA phylogenetic chart appeared in Mark A. Jobling and Chris Tyler-Smith, The Human Y Chromosome: An Evolutionary Marker Comes of Age Nature Reviews|Genetics, Figure 5. In 2005 Family Tree DNA created the 2005 Y-Chromosome Phylogenetic Tree. An ISOGG group was formed in November 2005 to create a web-based document using Richard Kenyon's style of an indented list which could be updated to keep pace with the rapid developments in the field. The 2008 Karafet et al paper, New Binary Polymorphisms Reshape and Increase Resolution of the Human Y-Chromosomal Haplogroup Tree. and Supplementary Material, brought major revisions to many branches of the tree.
      Current ISOGG members who work with the tree are: Coordinator: Alice Fairhurst. Design team: Bill Bailey, Richard Kenyon, Sasson Margaliot, Doug McDonald. Content experts: Whit Athey, Katherine Hope Borges, Phil Goff, Gareth Henson, Charles Moore, Ana Oquendo Pabon, Bonnie Schrack, David F. Reynolds, Ann Turner, Victor Villarreal, Vincent Vizachero, David Wilson. Content experts liaison with experts from various DNA labs to determine what information is needed to amend the tree.
      The Y Haplogroup classification of the male Y-chromosome is currently used to estimate the population group of the paternal line. The haplogroups are identified by the letters, A through T. Haplogroups are subdivided into one or more levels, called subclades, and thus forming a tree. The Y-chromosome haplogroup is determined by performing a sequence of SNP tests.
      Each line lists a haplogroup or subclade in boldface, then one or more SNPs follow on the same line. For a sample to belong to a particular subclade, it must test positive for any one of the SNPs appearing on the line, providing positive results were obtained for its haplogroup and any intervening subclades.
      SNPs development indicated by beginning letters:
IMS-JST = Institute of Medical Science-Japan Science and Technology Agency
L = Thomas Krahn, MSC (Dipl. Ing.) of Family Tree DNA's Genomics Research Center; snps named in honor of the late Leo Little
M = Peter Underhill, Ph.D. of Stanford University
N = The Laboratory of Bioinformatics, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
P = Michael Hammer, Ph.D. of University of Arizona
PK = Biomedical and Genetic Engineering Laboratories, Islamabad, Pakistan
S = James F. Wilson, D.Phil. at Edinburgh University
U = Lynn M. Sims, University of Central Florida; Dennis Garvey, Ph.D. Gonzaga University; and Jack Ballantyne, Ph.D., University of Central Florida
V = Rosaria Scozzari and Fulvio Cruciani, Universit´┐Ż "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy

Corrections/Additions made since 31 December 2007:

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