Y-DNA Haplogroup S and its Subclades - 2011
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S M230, P202, P204
- Haplogroup S was formerly called K5 and was first called S in the Karafet et al (2008) paper.
Y-DNA haplogroup S is a major haplogroup in the highlands of mainland Papua New Guinea where it is found at
frequencies of around 50% in some populations and is also present at lower frequencies in
adjacent islands of Indonesia and Melanesia.
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