John and Mike,
Cont1 groups (CTS6433+ Z78+) and Cont2to1 groups
(CTS6433+ Z78-) both seem to have STR marker, Y-GATA-H4 = 9. Members in Cont2
groups with the odd exception have H4 = 10, 11 or 12 repeats. In addition to H4,
marker, DYS533 appears to have 12 repeats for members in Cont2 groups, Cont2to1
groups and in Cont1-X... groups while DYS533 has 11 repeats in Cont1 (L1198+)
It can be difficult to assign a member to a
particular group where they have only 12 or 25 markers as H4 is in the marker
panel 26 to 37. DYS533 is in one of the panel for 68 to 111 markers, so you can
see why we suggest members upgrade their markers.
Various defining markers also help to predict
groups and thus SNPs in other Sectors such as Basics, Roots, Isles and else
where in the Continental sectors.
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Sent: Sunday, March 16, 2014 3:08
Subject: [I-M223] Re: Update March
You could test SNP Z78 to see if you are
Continental 1 (if positive) or 2 (if negative). If you are Z78+, there
is a whole sequence of SNPs to test. At the next sale you could extend
your STRs by testing Y-DNA111.