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27-12-11, 17:52

The table in the Eupedia say that there are 42% of N (the most of which are, as we know, N1c1) and 38% of R1a in Lithuania, but I know the only primary source, an article Y Chromosome and Mitochondrial DNA Variation
in Lithuanians by D. Kasperavičiūtė, V. Kučinskas and M. Stoneking (2003) (Annals of Human Genetics (2004) 68,438–452), which gives an entirely reverse proportion: 36.7% of N1c and 44.9% of R1a. The latter proportion has been calculated for ethnic Lithuanians, living in Lithuania, not for entire Lithuania, but, assuming that ethnic Lithuanians (approx 80% of the total population) have the bigest rate of N1c1 among statistically significant groups in the country, the controversy remains.:useless: So, my question is, which data are obsolete and which are correct. Any suggestions. Thanks.

03-01-12, 10:37
I got the same doubts about the data Eupedia (Maciamo) has provided. So according:

mostly one source was (could be) used for Lithuanian DNA data: Y Chromosome and Mitochondrial DNA Variation in Lithuanians, Kasperaviciute et al. (PDF) source from Northern Europe category.

We can find it here: onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1529-8817.2003.00119.x/pdf

and on page 8 we got: Two major haplogroups in Lithuanian males arehaplogroup R1a and haplogroup N3, comprising 45% and 37%,respectively, of all Y-chromosomes.

Maciamo could you be so kind and provide other sources of which you filled (if are any other) Lithuanian distribution in your table. Thanks.