Significance of 12, 25 and 37 markers for Y-DNA test #dna

Jeff Miller

The Family Tree DNA fAQ markers discussion addresses mutation rates and
degree of probability of having most recent common ancestor (MRCA).

Jeff Miller

Subject: DNA Terminology Question
From: "David Goldman" <>
Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2019 09:43:57 -0400

Could anyone explain what the meaning is of such terms such
as the following that are reported when receiving notification of matches:
Y-12, Y-25, Y-37. What is the significance of those numbers when checking
matches with regard to paternal DNA?

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