The network diagram gives a pictorial representation of how members of this genetic family
may be related. It depicts inferred genetic branches of the paternal lineage
and may be helpful in documentary research.
The inference criterion used to build the diagram is maximum parsimony or
"Occam's Razor". This criteria (fewest possible assumptions) may not be the
most appropriate in all instances.
The diagram is not proof; it is one interpretation of available geneitc data.
Alternative interpretations may be possible.
ySTR data is "noisy"; it contains some unexplained
Notes on the diagram:
Only results of 37 markers or more are diagrammed. Diagramming
lesser-resolution results is usually not informative.
Only groups of three or more are diagrammed.
A network diagram is feasible when at least three members of the group have tested at least
at least 37 markers.
Each node (position) of the network is depicted by a colored circle or a
Nodes represented by circles and identified by a kit number are one or more real persons.
(Sometimes, only the last five digits will be shown.)
A node represented by a magenta circle and labeled "Mode" is not a
real person but an inferred modal haplotype.
A node containing two or more members is shown by a multi-color symbol in the form
of a pie chart. Count the pie's slices to determine the number in that position. (If
one slice is magenta, subtract
one for the modal group.)
If two or more members occupy the same position on the network, only one is identified;
The modal (most common haplotype) members or positions are marked by
magenta color-coding; if two or more
are in the modal position, only one slice will be magenta.
Nodes represented by red diamonds are "median vectors", which
represent either "missing links" between branches or alternate paths to
Lines connecting nodes depict branches of the genetic family tree.
Labels in blue (e.g., CDYba) represent specific mutations within the network.