I2*, new ISOGG I2b and I2c Haplogroup Project
The results of the Kittler test on Markers 385a/b. KITTLER TEST RESULTS
The results received to date have all been high/low i.e. 12-15(!0/28/11)
The results of tests beyond the FTDNA YDNA67 marker test other than Kittler test panel are shown at the following link Test Results for Markers not in the Family Tree DNA’s 67-marker test
Over the last 7 years Haplogroup I2 and sub clades have been confirmed and continue to be developed. Since early Aug 2011 we have seen the last of the known a group of results that have been classified or predicted as I2* move to the new clade I2c which followed earlier movement of people to I2b.The Timeline for this split appears to be around 20000 years ago the these thee groups split fromI2* and I2a. About14000 years ago that I2b and I2c split. It is estimated that the thee major groups within I2c split about 8000 years ago. The TMRCAs of these 3 groups are believed to be about 2000 to 5000 years ago(approx 50 to 80 generations). These three groups can be identified by theDYS393/390 values as Group A 13/23, Group B 14/24 and Group C 12/22. More recently a youngish Jewish group B(J) has branched from group B which has a TMRCA of 9 centuries (up to 30 plus generations). The actual timeline of split of groups B and B(J) have not yet been identified.
Walk The Y (WTY)
WTY testing was testing about 100,000 or more sites (17,973,820 bp)of your y chromosome for whether it is A,G,C, or T. By comparing your results with a defined standard, new SNPs (mutations at a specific site among the 100,000 or so) from the ancestral line of the tested male can be discovered. The numbers of sites have been increased over the last year. The last WTY conducted by this project covered 96,691,581bp.
Conducted by I2a projectThis project has co-ordinated 5 WTY tests (4 of their own and 1 I2*). The new SNPs found in these tests were:
I2a L158 L159 L160 L161 L178 L233
I2* No new SNPs found Thanks to the I2a project.
Conducted by I2b project.This project conducted 1 WTY test and compared the results with know I2b2 and I2* results:
I2b1 Continental L181I2b1 Roots L181 Conclusion: L181 is upstream of the I2b1 Continental/Roots split
Known I2b2 result L181+Conclusion: L181 is upstream of the I2b1/I2b2 split
Known I2* result L181-Conclusion: L181 is downstream of I2* Thanks to the I2b1 project
A member of the I2* project has submitted his sample for a WTY testing and we expect the results to be published in the first quarter next year (10/12/10)
The test results have been returned showing three new SNPs L415, L416 and L417 for I2*. Follow up testing by members across the range of I2* are currently being carried out to find out the significance of these three SNPs to I2* and its subgroups. (7/2/11)
The following SNP Tests resulted in the formation of a new clade within HGI2. Due to the renumbering of previous clades because on the following SNP this clade is numbered I2b. (8/8/11)
A result from a test at 23&me on the Y Chromosome has shown a marker rs7892855 that has potential impact on I2. I have asked the FTDNA lab to test some of our I2* members for this marker to see if it has any significance to I2* and what that is. (7/2/11)
The results of the SNP tests from the I1, I2 and other projects has results in the renumbering of the old I2 and clades to I2a1 and I2a2. I2a is identified by rs7892855 which was named L460 (8/8/11)
In early 2011 a new kit from the I2* project was submitted to the WTY project. This resulted in two new SNP being found. SNP testing of kits within the project showed that these two SNPs identified a new clade within I2 which was number I2c. (8/8/11)
At the time of writing there are no known I2* results. (8/8/11)
The new I2c have commenced fundraising for the next kit to be submitted to the WTY project. (8/8/11)
The results of this WTY found a new SNP within the C group of the Project L1251 which we will look at naming I2c1 on the ISOGG Y Tree. (8/8/12)
We now commenced saving for the next WTY project kit. (8/8/12)