Haplogroup NO

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Haplogroup NO
Haplogroup NO.png
Possible time of originFormed circa 45,400–45,840 years BP
(NO/NO1, based on YFull 2017,[1] and previous estimates of: 41,500 [95% CI 37,400 <-> 45,600] years BP,[2] 48,871 [95% CI 37,095 <-> 58,831] years BP,[3] and 50,800 or 43,500 years BP[4])
Coalescence ageCirca 41,500 – 40,067 years BP (NO/NO1, based on YFull 2017,[1] and previous estimates of: 36,800 [95% CI 34,300 <-> 39,300] years BP,[2] 41,900 [31,294 <-> 51,202] years BP,[3] and 44,700 or 38,300 years BP depending on mutation rate[4])
Possible place of originSoutheast Asia or East Asia (Northern China)[5][6][7]
AncestorK2a1 (M2313/Z4858)
DescendantsN (M231) and O (M175).[8]
Defining mutationsM214/Page39; F176/M2314; CTS5858/M2325/F346; CTS11572[1][6]

Haplogroup NO (M214/Page39; F176/M2314; CTS5858/M2325/F346; CTS11572),[8] also known as NO-M214 and NO1,[8] is a human Y-chromosome DNA haplogroup. NO is the sole confirmed subclade of Haplogroup K2a1 (K-M2313), which is the sole subclade of Haplogroup K2a (K-M2308).[6]

Before 2016, NO was generally regarded as synonymous with K2a.[6] Researchers such as Poznik et al. 2016 documented Y-DNA, in both ancient remains and living individuals, which: (firstly) had some, but not all, of the mutations regarded previously as defining NO, and (secondly) lacked the SNPs identifying haplogroups Haplogroup N (M231) and Haplogroup O (M175).[6] Poznik et al. therefore considered that K2a and NO constituted "grandparent" and "grandchild" clades, and proposed that the name K2a1 be assigned to the Y-DNA of individuals who belonged to K2a, but did not belong to NO.

As of 2018, the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG) refers to NO-M214 as "NO1", and to K2a/K2a1 as "NO".[8]

There may be at least one other primary branch of NO: the ISOGG official Y-DNA haplogroup tree lists a haplogroup known as "NO1~" [sic] (CTS707/M2306) alongside NO-M214 (which ISOGG refers to as "NO1").[8] The tilde (~) indicates that its exact position of NO1~ in the phylogeny is unknown. It may be a primary branch or sibling of NO, it may be a primary branch or sibling of K2a1, or it may instead be a primary branch of K2a.

Based on the projected origins of K2a, K2a1, and the basal haplogroups N* and O* respectively, NO* probably originated in East Asia.[5][6]


A map showing the possible origins and migration of haplogroups K, N and O.

While there is some evidence of NO* being found in living individuals, these examples are not well-researched. Further research may instead identify them as belonging to N* (M231), N1, or the provisional subclade N2 (F3373/M2283/Page56/S323).[9][10] These cases include:

Members of Haplogroup NO* include a Telugu of Indian origin sampled in the United Kingdom and a Malay sampled in Singapore.[6][1]

Two sets of ancient remains previously considered as possibly belonging to NO have since been reclassified upstream to K2a.[citation needed]

  • Ust'-Ishim man dates from approximately 45,000 BP and was found in Omsk Oblast, Russia.[11] (Until 2016 these remains were erroneously classified as K2*.)
  • Oase 1: the remains found in Romania of a male who lived 37,000-42,000 years BP.[12]

Likewise, cases previously regarded as possible examples of NO* or NO1*, and since ruled out, include:

  • two Han Chinese males previously found to be negative for M175 (i.e. Haplogroup O) and LLY22g (an obsolete, possibly inaccurate marker for N1), have subsequently have been found to belong to N* (N-M231),[13] and;
  • a clade first identified in South India, defined by the SNP M147 and labelled "pre-NO" and "Haplogroup X", among other names, was found to be a sibling of NO (K2a) within Haplogroup K2 (K-M526); the new clade was renamed K2e.[citation needed]


Phylogenetic tree[edit]

This phylogeny of haplogroups K2a, K2a1, and NO is based on YFull 2018,[1] Poznik 2016, ISOGG 2018, Karafet 2008.[6][8][14]

K2a K-M2308 (M2308) Found only in the ancient remains "Ust'-Ishim man" (c. 45,000 BP) and "Oase 1" (c. 39,500 BP).[6][6]

  • K2a1 K-M2313 (M2313/Z4858) [6] Named by Poznik 2016; previously not distinguished from K2a.
    • NO K-M214 (M214/Page39; F176/M2314; CTS5858/M2325/F346; CTS11572) [1][6][8] Poznik 2016 and ISOGG 2018 distinguish between NO1 (M214), N and O.
        • N M231; CTS2947/M2175; Z4891; CTS10118 [1]
        • O M175/P186/P191/P196; F369/M1755; F380/M1757/S27659 [1]

The position of NO1~ (CTS707/M2306), a subclade of K2a1 or NO, in this phylogeny is unclear.[8]

See also[edit]

Phylogenetic tree of human Y-chromosome DNA haplogroups [χ 1][χ 2]
"Y-chromosomal Adam"
A00 A0-T [χ 3]
A0 A1 [χ 4]
A1a A1b
A1b1 BT
F1  F2  F3  GHIJK
I   J     LT [χ 5]       K2 [χ 6]
L     T    K2a [χ 7]        K2b [χ 8]     K2c     K2d K2e [χ 9]  
K-M2313 [χ 10]     K2b1 [χ 11] P [χ 12]
NO   S [χ 13]  M [χ 14]    P1     P2


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  2. ^ a b YFull Haplogroup YTree v5.06 at 25 September 2017
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