A 2007 study found that most Japanese to belong to three major Y-DNA clades, C, D, or O.

Y-chromosomal binary haplogroups in the Japanese population and their relationship to 16 Y-STR polymorphisms. by Nonaka I, et al. Ann Hum Genet. 2007 Jul;71(Pt 4):480-95. Epub 2007 Feb 2.

Researchers investigated Y chromosomal binary and STR polymorphisms in 263 unrelated male individuals from the Japanese population, using 47 biallelic markers, they “distinguished 20 haplogroups, four of which (D2b1/-022457, O3/-002611*, O3/-LINE1 del, and O3/-021354*) were newly defined in this study. Most haplogroups in the Japanese population are found in one of the three major clades, C, D, or O. Among these, two major lineages, D2b and O2b, account for 66% of Japanese Y chromosomes. Haplotype diversity of binary markers was calculated at 86.3%. The addition of 16 Y-STR markers increased the number of haplotypes to 225, yielding a haplotype diversity of 99.40%.”

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One response to “A 2007 study found that most Japanese to belong to three major Y-DNA clades, C, D, or O.

  1. @ All of Heritage of Japan Commentators:
    Frankly, i notice when not few of the people who claimed themself as a “Northeast Asians” were dislike with their connections, especially from both Uniparental Haplogroups who associated with Chinese and Southeast Asins. But, believe me for Japanese and Korean when you’re not become bad if your DNA have connections with China and Southeast Asia especially if you’re have a Y Chromosome Haplogroup O2b-M176 or O3-M122 and mtDNA Hg R*, R11, B, R9, F and M7, or have Chinese and Southeast Asian Autosomal DNA. These people aren’t that bad and they’re not better with Japanese and Korean who claimed themself as a Northeast Asians. You can see a lot of Scientist and Geneticist reports to learn more about East Asians DNA. Okay?

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