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Haplogroup I-M170

Haplogroup I-M170
Possible time of origin 25,000-30,000 years BP
Possible place of origin Europe
Ancestor IJ
Descendants I*, I1, I2
Defining mutations L41, M170, M258, P19_1, P19_2, P19_3, P19_4, P19_5, P38, P212, U179

In human genetics, Haplogroup I-M170 is a Y-chromosome DNA haplogroup, a subgroup of haplogroup IJ, itself a derivative of Haplogroup IJK. Y-DNA Haplogroup I-M170 is predominantly a European haplogroup and it is considered as the only native European Haplogroup.[1] It can be found in the majority of present-day European populations with peaks in some Northern and South-Eastern European countries where the total population is small in comparison with European standards. Consequently, the haplogroup represents not more than one-fifth of the population of Europe, being the continent's second major Y-DNA haplogroup behind Haplogroup R. Haplogroup I-M170 Y-chromosomes have also been found among some populations of the Near East, the Caucasus, Northeast Africa and Central Siberia.

The haplogroup reaches its maximum frequency in the Dinaric Alps (with the highest concentration in present-day Bosnia and Herzegovina), where the men are on record as being the tallest in the world, with a male average height of 185.6 cm (6 ft 1.1 in).[2]


  • Origins 1
  • Distribution 2
  • Subgroups 3
    • I-M170 3.1
    • I-M253 3.2
    • I-M438 3.3
      • I-M26 3.3.1
      • I-M423 3.3.2
      • I-M436 3.3.3
  • Specifications of mutation 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7
    • Phylogenetic tree and distribution maps 7.1
    • Projects 7.2
    • Other 7.3


Migration of Cro-Magnons in Europe, based on simulation by Currat & Excoffier (2004)
(YBP=Years Before Present)
Up to 37,500 YBP
Up to 35,000 YBP
Up to 32,500 YBP
Up to 30,000 YBP
European LGM refuges, 20 kya.
  Solutrean and Proto-Solutrean Cultures
  Epi-Gravettian Culture

Haplogroup IJ, carried by the Cro-Magnons was moving to Europe from the Middle East between 40,000 and 30,000 years ago. The TMRCA (time to most recent common ancestor) for the I clade was estimated by Karafet and colleagues in 2008 as 22.2 k.a. (22,200 years ago) with a confidence interval between 15.3-30.0 ka.,[3] placing the Haplogroup I-M170 founding event approximately contemporaneous with the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) which lasted from 26.5 ka to 19 or 20 ka.[4] The TMRCA is an estimate of the time of subclade divergence. Rootsi and colleagues in 2004 also note two other dates for a clade, age of STR variation, and time since population divergence. These last two dates are roughly associated, and occur somewhat after subclade divergence. For Haplogroup I-M170 they estimate time to STR variation as 24±7.1 ky and time to population divergence as 23±7.7 ky.[5] These estimates are consistent with those of Karafet 2008 cited above. However Underhill and his colleagues calculate the time to subclade divergence of I1 and I2 to be 28.4±5.1 ky, though they calculate the STR variation age of I1 at only 8.1±1.5 kya.[6]

Haplogroup I is Europe's oldest major and only one whose point of origin is there, excluding European subclades of haplogroups that did not originate in Europe.[7] Genes for blue eyes such as OCA2 were present on Mesolithic European carriers of haplogroup I, while another typical European feature, the red hair, had not been present in Europe until the Bronze Age when Haplogroup R1b carriers began spreading it.[8]

Semino (2000) speculated that the initial dispersion of this population corresponds to the diffusion of the Gravettian culture.[9] Rootsi and colleagues in 2004 suggested that each of the ancestral populations now dominated by a particular subclade of Haplogroup I-M170 experienced an independent population expansion immediately after the last glacial maximum.[5]

It would seem to be that different episodes of populace movement had impacted Southeast Europe, as well as the role of the Balkans as a long-standing corridor to Europe from Southwestern Asia is shown by the phylogenetic unification of Hgs I and J by the basal M429 mutation. This proof of common ancestry suggests that ancestral Hgs IJ-M429* probably would have entered Europe through the Balkan track sometime before the LGM. They then subsequently split into Hg J and Hg I in Southwestern Asia and Europe in a typical disjunctive phylogeographic pattern. Such a geographic hall is prone to have encountered extra consequent gene streams, including the horticultural settlers. Moreover, the unification of haplogroups IJK creates evolutionary distance from F–H delegates, as well as supporting the inference that both IJ-M429 and KT-M9 arose closer to Southwestern Asia than Central or Eastern Asia. Y-chromosomes F-M89* and IJ-M429* were reported to have been observed in the Iranian plateau (Grugni et al. 2012).

The northern coverage area is mainly composed of the related I-M253 (I1) while I-M438 (I2) dominates in the south; both descendants of Haplogroup I-M170.


The following figures include all subclades. The greatest density of Haplogoup I is to be found in Bosnia and Herzegovina 65%[10]-73%.[11] Other higher than average densities occur in the Caucasus: Darginians of Dagestan 58% and Abkhazians 33%,[12] Croatia (mainland) 38%[10][13][14] - 44%,[11] Hvar 66%,[13] Korčula 54%[13]), Serbia 35%[10]-48%,[15] Norway 40%,[14][16] 23.6% of German males carry the haplogroup I mutation[17] (highest frequency in Northern Germany 37.5%[9]), Sardinia 37%[18] (42%[14]), Sweden (North 26%,[14] Gotland & Värmland 50%[19]), Denmark 39%,[14][20] Montenegro 38%,[11][15] (36%[21]), Iceland 33%, and West Finland 41%, though the figure drops in East Finland to 20%.[22]

Average densities occur in Macedonia 34%,[10] Bulgaria 28%,[23] Albania 25%,[24] Hungary 11%[9] Lapland 28%,[25] Netherlands 25%, England 20%, Romania 25%, however increasing in historical (on both shores of river Prut) Moldavia 48% and Poland 18-20%.[14][26]

Within Europe, several populations are distinguished by having a significantly lower frequency of Haplogroup I-M170 than the surrounding populations: Italy and Switzerland have lower levels than Germany and Sardinia, Iberia has a lower density than southern France and Normandy, Greece has a lower level than Albania and the Slavic peoples, while the Baltic-speaking Latvians have a lower level than the Finnic-speaking Estonians. In all these areas, Haplogroup I-M170 populations are small relative to the dominant haplogroups in Europe (R1b in Western Europe, R1a1 in Eastern Europe, and N in Northeastern Europe).


The subclades of Haplogroup I-M170 with their defining mutations:[27]

  • I-M170 ( L41, M170, M258, P19_1, P19_2, P19_3, P19_4, P19_5, P38, P212, Page123, U179) Middle East, Caucasus, Europe.
    • I-M253 Haplogroup I1 (L64, L75, L80, L81, L118, L121/S62, L123, L124/S64, L125/S65, L157, L186, L187, M253,M307.2/P203.2, M450/S109, P30, P40, S63, S66, S107, S108, S110, S111) Typical of populations of Scandinavia and Northwest Europe, with a moderate distribution throughout Eastern Europe In Anatolia at 1%[28]
    • I1 L64, L75, L80, L81, L118, L121/S62, L123, L124/S64, L125/S65, L157.1, L186, L187, L840, M253, M307.2/P203.2, M450/S109, P30, P40, S63, S66, S107, S108, S110, S111
      • I1a DF29/S438
        • I1a1 CTS6364/Z2336
          • I1a1a M227
            • I1a1a1 M72
          • I1a1b L22/S142
            • I1a1b1 P109
            • I1a1b2 L205
            • I1a1b3 L287
              • I1a1b3a L258/S335
                • I1a1b3a1 L296
            • I1a1b4 L300/S241
            • I1a1b5 L813/Z719
        • I1a2 S244/Z58
          • I1a2a S246/Z59
            • I1a2a1 S337/Z60, S439/Z61, Z62
              • I1a2a1a Z140, Z141
                • I1a2a1a1 Z2535
                  • I1a2a1a1a L338
                • I1a2a1a2 F2642
              • I1a2a1b Z73
              • I1a2a1c L573
              • I1a2a1d L1248
                • I1a2a1d1 L803
            • I1a2a2 Z382
          • I1a2b S296/Z138, Z139
            • I1a2b1 Z2541
        • I1a3 S243/Z63
          • I1a3a L1237
      • I1b Z131 [29]
  • I2 L68/PF3781/S329, M438/P215/PF3853/S31
    • I2a L460/PF3647/S238
      • I2a1 P37.2
        • I2a1a L158/PF4073/S433, L159.1/S169.1, M26/PF4056
          • I2a1a1 L160/PF4013
        • I2a1b L178/S328, M423
          • I2a1b1 M359.2/P41.2
          • I2a1b2 L161.1/S185
          • I2a1b3 L621/S392
            • I2a1b3a L147.2
        • I2a1c L233/S183
      • I2a2 L35/PF3862/S150, L37/PF6900/S153, L181, M436/P214/PF3856/S33, P216/PF3855/S30, P217/PF3854/S23, P218/S32
        • I2a2a L34/PF3857/S151, L36/S152, L59, L368, L622, M223, P219/PF3859/S24, P220/S119, P221/PF3858/S120, P222/PF3861/U250/S118, P223/PF3860/S117, Z77
          • I2a2a1 CTS616, CTS9183
            • I2a2a1a M284
              • I2a2a1a1 L1195
                • I2a2a1a1a L126/S165, L137/S166, L369
                • I2a2a1a1b L1193
            • I2a2a1b L701, L702
              • I2a2a1b1 P78
              • I2a2a1b2 L699, L703
                • I2a2a1b2a L704
            • I2a2a1c Z161
              • I2a2a1c1 L801/S390
                • I2a2a1c1a CTS1977
                  • I2a2a1c1a1 P95
                • I2a2a1c1b CTS6433
                  • I2a2a1c1b1 Z78
                    • I2a2a1c1b1a L1198
                      • I2a2a1c1b1a1 Z190
                        • I2a2a1c1b1a1a S434/Z79
              • I2a2a1c2 L623, L147.4
            • I2a2a1d L1229
              • I2a2a1d1 Z2054
                • I2a2a1d1a L812/S391
              • I2a2a1d2 L1230
          • I2a2a2 L1228
        • I2a2b L38/S154, L39/S155, L40/S156, L65.1/S159.1, L272.3
          • I2a2b1 L533
    • I2b L415, L416, L417
    • I2c L596/PF6907/S292, L597/S333

Note that the naming of some of the subgroups has changed, as new markers have been identified, and the sequence of mutations has become clearer..


The composite subclade I-M170 contains individuals directly descended from the earliest members of Haplogroup I, bearing none of the subsequent mutations which identify the remaining named subclades.

Several haplogroup I*-M170 individuals who do not fall in known subclades, with some of the greatest Y-STR diversity, have significantly been found among the populations of Turkey (8/741), Adygea (2/138), and Iraq (1/176),even though as a whole Haplogroup I-M170 occurs at only very low frequencies among modern populations of the Middle East and Caucasus. This is consistent with the belief that the haplogroup first appeared in that region. Overall, the highest frequencies of Haplogroup I*-M170 appear to be found among the Andalusians (3/103), French (4/179), Slovenians (2/55), Tabassarans (1/30)[30] and the Saami (1/35). [2] The greatest figure so far for I* was among the Laks in Dagestan, at a rate of (3/21).[30]

Neither study from which the previous figures were drawn excluded the present I2-M438 clade as a whole, but only certain subclades, so this I* may or may not belong to I2. A single Hazara from Afghanistan was found to carry I* excluding both I1-M253 and I2-M438.[31]


Density map of HG I1. The darkest areas approach only around 45% of the population.

Haplogroup I-M253 (M253, M307, P30, P40) displays a very clear frequency gradient, with a peak frequency of approximately 35% among the populations of southern Norway, southwestern Sweden, and Denmark, and rapidly decreasing frequencies toward the edges of the historically Germanic-influenced world. A notable exception is Finland, where frequency in West Finns is up to 40%, and in certain provinces like Satakunta more than 50%.

Outside Fennoscandia, distribution of Haplogroup I-M253 is closely correlated with that of Haplogroup I-M436; but among Scandinavians (including both Germanic and Uralic peoples of the region) nearly all the Haplogroup I-M170 Y-chromosomes are I-M253. Another characteristic of the Scandinavian I-M253 Y-chromosomes is their rather low haplotype diversity (STR diversity): a greater variety of Haplogroup I-M253 Y-chromosomes has been found among the French and Italians, despite the much lower overall frequency of Haplogroup I-M253 among the modern French and Italian populations.


Haplogroup I-M438, previously I1b, may have originated in southern Europe – it is now found at its highest frequencies in the western Balkans and Sardinia – some 15,000 - 17,000 years ago and developed into three main subgroups : I-M438*, I-L460, and I-L1251.


Haplogroup I-M26 is notable for its strong presence in Sardinia. Haplogroup I-M170 comprises approximately 40% of all patrilines among the Sardinians, and I-M26 is the predominant type of I among them.

Haplogroup I-M26 is practically absent east of France and Italy.,[32] while it is found at low but significant frequencies outside of Sardinia in the Balearic Islands, Castile-León, the Basque Country, the Pyrenees, southern and western France, and parts of the Maghreb in North Africa, Great Britain, and Ireland. Haplogroup I-M26 appears to be the only subclade of Haplogroup I-M170 found among the Basques, but appears to be found at somewhat higher frequencies among the general populations of Castile-León in Spain and Béarn in France than among the population of ethnic Basques. The M26 mutation is found in native males inhabiting every geographic region where megaliths may be found, including such far-flung and culturally disconnected regions as the Canary Islands, the Balearic Isles, Corsica, Ireland, and Sweden.[32]

The distribution of M26 also mirrors that of the Atlantic Bronze Age cultures, which indicates a potential spread via the obsidian trade or a regular maritime exchange of some of metallurgical products.[32]


Haplogroup I-M423 is the most frequent Y-chromosome Haplogroup I-M170 in Central and Eastern European populations, reaching its peak in the Western Balkans, most notably in Dalmatia (50-60%[10]) and Bosnia-Herzegovina (up to 71%,[21] avg. 40-50%[10]). A greater variance of this group has been found in Ireland and Great Britain, but overall frequency is very low (2-3%). Haplogroup I-M423 is virtually absent in Fennoscandia, Western and Southwestern Europe.


The distribution of Haplogroup I-M436 (M436/P214/S33, P216/S30, P217/S23, P218/S32) is closely correlated to that of Haplogroup I1 except in Fennoscandia, which suggests that it was probably harbored by at least one of the Paleolithic refuge populations that also harbored Haplogroup I-M253; the lack of correlation between the distributions of I-M253 and I-M436 in Fennoscandia may be a result of Haplogroup I-M436's being more strongly affected in the earliest settlement of this region by founder effects and genetic drift due to its rarity, as Haplogroup I-M436 comprises less than 10% of the total Y-chromosome diversity of all populations outside of Lower Saxony. Haplogroup I-M436 has been found in over 4% of the population only in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, England (not including Cornwall), Scotland, and the southern tips of Sweden and Norway in Northwest Europe; the provinces of Normandy, Maine, Anjou, and Perche in northwestern France; the province of Provence in southeastern France; the regions of Tuscany, Umbria, and Latium in Italy; and Moldavia and the area around Russia's Ryazan Oblast and Republic of Mordovia in Eastern Europe. One subclade of Haplogroup I-M436, namely I-M284, has been found almost exclusively among the population of Great Britain, which has been taken to suggest that the clade may have a very long history in that island. It is notable, however, that the distributions of Haplogroup I-M253 and Haplogroup I-M436 seem to correlate fairly well with the extent of historical influence of Germanic peoples. The punctual presence of both haplogroups at a low frequency in the area of the historical regions of Bithynia and Galatia in Turkey may be related to the Varangian Guard or rather suggests a connection with the ancient Gauls of Thrace, several tribes of which are recorded to have immigrated to those parts of Anatolia at the invitation of Nicomedes I of Bithynia. This suggestion is supported by recent genetic studies regarding Y-DNA Haplogroup I2b2-L38 have concluded that there was some Late Iron Age migration of Celtic La Tène people, through Belgium, to the British Isles including north-east Ireland.[33]

Haplogroup I-M436 also occurs among approximately 1% of Sardinians. In hazaras from Afghanistan 3%.[34]

Specifications of mutation

The technical details of U179 are:

Nucleotide change (rs2319818): G to A
Position (base pair): 275
Total size (base pairs): 220
Forward 5′→ 3′: aaggggatatgacgactgatt
Reverse 5′→ 3′: cagctcctcttttcaactctca

See also


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  • The Genographic Project, National Geographic, Atlas of the Human Journey
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External links

Phylogenetic tree and distribution maps

  • Y-DNA Haplogroup I-M170 and Its Subclades from the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG)of 2013
  • Phylogeography of Y-Chromosome Haplogroup I
  • Frequency Distributions of Y-DNA Haplogroup I and its subclades - with Video Tutorial
  • Frequency and Variance of I1b (now considered I2a2-M26)
  • Map of 'I1a' (now considered I-M253)
  • Map of 'I1b' (now considered I2a-P37.2)
  • Map of 'I1c' (now considered I2b-M223)
  • Rescalled Haplogroup I Tree (K. Nordtvedt 2011).


  • I Project at FTDNA
  • I1 Project at FTDNA
  • I2* Project at FTDNA
  • I2a project at FTDNA
  • I2b project at FTDNA
  • I2b2 L38+ project at FTDNA
  • The Scandinavian yDNA Genealogical Project at FTDNA
  • The Finland Genealogical Project at FTDNA


  • Study of Y-Haplogroup I and Modal Haplotypes
  • The Y Chromosome Consortium (YCC)
  • Example haplotypes from I1* "y cluster"
  • YCC Haplogroup I page - I1a (now considered I-M253), I1b (now considered I-P37.2) and I1c (now considered I-M223)
  • Haplo-I Subclade Predictor
  • Spread of Haplogroup I, from National Geographic
  • I2b2 Y-DNA found in Bronze Age skeletons of Lichtenstein Cave
  • In Search of the Origin of I-L38 (aka I2b2)Haplogroup I-L38 (I2b2)
Evolutionary tree of human Y-chromosome DNA (Y-DNA) haplogroups [n 1] [n 2]
"Y-chromosomal Adam"
A00 A0-T [n 3]
A0 A1[n 4]
A1a A1b
A1b1 BT
I J LT [n 5]  K2
L T NO [n 6] K2b [n 7]   K2c K2d K2e [n 8]
N O K2b1 [n 9]    P
  1. ^ Van Oven M, Van Geystelen A, Kayser M, Decorte R, Larmuseau HD (2014). "Seeing the wood for the trees: a minimal reference phylogeny for the human Y chromosome". Human Mutation 35 (2): 187–91.  
  2. ^ Y-DNA Haplogroup Tree 2015International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG; 2015), . (Access date: 1 February 2015.)
  3. ^ Haplogroup A0-T is also known as A0'1'2'3'4.
  4. ^ Haplogroup A1 is also known as A1'2'3'4.
  5. ^ Haplogroup LT (L298/P326) is also known as Haplogroup K1.
  6. ^ Haplogroup NO (M214) is also known as Haplogroup K2a (although the present K2e was also previously known as "K2a").
  7. ^ Haplogroup K2b (M1221/P331/PF5911) was previously known as Haplogroup MPS.
  8. ^ Haplogroup K2e (K-M147) was previously known as K2a and "Haplogroup X".
  9. ^ Haplogroup K2b1 (P397/P399) has a complex internal structure, which is broader than the former Haplogroup MS.
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