November 27, 2005

YHRD frequency calculation

YHRD has a new tool available called "Frequency calculation". At present, you can enter a minimal Y-chromosome haplotype, and you get the frequency of your haplotype in three European "meta-populations" viz. Western European, Eastern European, and South-eastern European.

My results indicate a frequency of my haplotype in the ratio of 1 : 1.20 : 4.98 in the three meta-populations - which sounds reasonable. By calculating such an odds ratio, you may get a quick guess of where in Europe a haplotype may be common, or may have originated.

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