Kit 110692 Amprayil-Cherian India
(M68+, 67 markers) result comes back: L250.2-! By this new questions arise about the stability of L250.2/L251.2 and/or M68. Kit M6882 Al-Hashimi Iraq
(M68+, 111 markers) is presumed
to be positive for L250.2 and L251.2 and negative for L1064 (inofficial internal FTDNA lab result by primer readout of nearby SNP L229, M68+ was tested a bit later by final Deep Clade test results). There is one other Kit with M68+ tested by FTDNA: N12509 Rodrigues India
(25 markers), a low marker kit with no SNP tests presumed to be related primarily to 110692: kit 94035 Abraham Karuvelil India
(12 markers) and one interesting kit near by haplotype to 110692 and M6882 but tested M68- (L250.2/L251.2 and L1064 are untested): 123673 Demby Unknown Origin (67 markers). For comparison on YHRD.org
currently three M68+ haplotypes (17 markers) all from Malaysia
are published, the reference is Chang et al 2007
. Bonnie in June 2012 published
some very helpful information shared by Roy King from Peter Underhill on M68+ samples he knows: Tadjik
sample collected by Spencer Wells in Central Asia
(M68 was discovered in this one by Underhill); Hindu/Indian
sample collected by Ornella Semino, Iraqi
sample collected by Ornella Semino. The latter two are found in Semino et al. 2004 paper
about E & J (see Table 2 Freq. J).
By my latest STR-comparisons I could observe a good differentiation of J2a-L250, but not of nearby J2a-M68 and J2a-L26*A. They both mixed up constantly. One J2a-M68 haplotype from Chang et al also seems to be very diverse, but more markers would be needed to get more clarity.
By writing to Thomas K., Bonnie S., Tim J. and JaG I hope to get all better informed about the situation and maybe Thomas K. can help to clarify this puzzle.
Current Y-SNP status - FTDNA kits positive/tested (ytree.ftdna J2a-L26
L26: 412/969, L27: 228/722, L927: 30/96
L250.2: 7/479, L251.2: 6/482