Y-DNA Haplogroup Q-M242 Project

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Y-chromosome Haplogroup Q's Phylogenetics

On May 5, 2008 Karafet et al., 2008 was published in Genome Research. This rolled out the Y-Chromosome Consortium 2008 Tree, YCC2008. This is the scientific standard and the tree used by Family Tree DNA.

Y-chromosome DNA Haplogroup Q's Draft Tree

In the time since the publication of Karafet et al., 2008 many new SNPs have been discovered and the phylogenetics have changed. This project is an ongoing effort to grow what we know of the tree.

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General Fund Donations

The Q Y-DNA Haplogroup project is a FREE public project. It is open to all who test positive for or are predicted to be positive for the M242 mutation at Family Tree DNA. Continuing research is possible thanks to many generous contributions. These contributions are used only for DNA sample testing. They do not go toward the time and efforts of project administration.

If you would like to contribute to the Q Y-DNA Haplogroup project, please use this link and specify one of the following projects in the note field.

  • NEW SNP Discovery: During Walk Through the Y (WTY) testing, the project tested 23 Q-M242 men with an average SNP marker discovery rate of 3.5 per sample. In November 2013, Family Tree DNA introduced their new BIG Y product that has 30 times the Y-DNA coverage of Walk Through the Y. To date, the project has had around 120 orders for BIG Y. Much more though is needed. Please consider donating to help fund this vital effort. If you would like to contribute to a specific branch, please put Siberian, East Asian, European, Native American, etc. in the comments when you donate.
  • General: This designation is for those who would like to help others (who cannot otherwise afford it) upgrade to at least 67 STR markers. Testing at 67 STR markers aids not only recent genealogical research but allows for the highest confidence in determining the age of population groups and subclades.
    • General testing of Standard STR (short tandem repeat) markers for those who cannot otherwise afford it.
  • SNP Exploration: As new SNPs are found, it is necessary to test project members to determine their frequency and distribution.
    • Testing all Q-L245 men with the new SNP Panel.
    • Developing a Q-MEH2 (xM3) Panel and testing all Q-MEH2 men.
    • Developing a Q-M3 Panel and testing all Q-M3 men.

Please cite this site as: Rebekah Canada, et al. (2005-2017) Y-DNA Haplogroup Q, Family Tree DNA.

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