What is the Atlantic Modal Haplotype?

    Some Y-DNA haplotypes occur more frequently in certain parts of the world. For example, people whose ancestors are from the western coast of Europe often share in common a small group of Y-STR markers, which is called the Atlantic Modal Haplotype.

    The Atlantic Modal Haplotype is tied to the R1b haplogroup and is characterized by these Y-STR markers:

    DYS19 = 14

    DYS388 = 12

    DYS390 = 24

    DYS391 = 11

    DYS392 = 13

    DYS393 = 13

    More information about the Atlantic Modal Haplotype can be found in Wilson et al. (2001).


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