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Age: 124,793.8 ± 10,669.5; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Africa
Mutations: A189G T4586C C9818T T16172C
Parent Branch: L0
Descendant branch(s): L0a'b'f'g L0k


Haplogroup L0a'b'f'g'k is a branch on the maternal tree of humanity.

Phylotree History

Phylotree.org is the maternal (mtDNA) tree of humanity. It is maintained by Dr. Mannis Van Oven. Each build is a major update to the tree. The current build is #17.

01L0a'b'f'k189 4586 9818 16172Released 27 Aug 2008
02L0a'b'f'k189 4586 9818 16172Released 14 Oct 2008
03L0a'b'f'k189 4586 9818 16172Released 1 Mar 2009
04L0a'b'f'k189 4586 9818 16172Released 10 May 2009
05L0a'b'f'k189 4586 9818 16172Released 8 Jul 2009
06L0a'b'f'k189 4586 9818 16172Released 28 Sep 2009
07L0a'b'f'k189 4586 9818 16172Released 10 Nov 2009
08L0a'b'f'k189 4586 9818 16172Released 21 Mar 2010
09L0a'b'f'k189 4586 9818 16172Released 20 Jun 2010
10L0a'b'f'k189 4586 9818 16172Released 10 Aug 2010
11L0a'b'f'k189 4586 9818 16172Released 7 Feb 2011
12L0a'b'f'k189 4586 9818 16172Released 20 Jul 2011
13L0a'b'f'k189 4586 9818 16172Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14L0a'b'f'kA189G T4586C C9818T T16172CReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15L0a'b'f'kA189G T4586C C9818T T16172CReleased 30 Sep 2012
16L0a'b'f'kA189G T4586C C9818T T16172CReleased 19 Feb 2014
17L0a'b'f'g'kA189G T4586C C9818T T16172CReleased 18 Feb 2016

GenBank Samples

GenBank is a database of genetic sequence data. It is run by the United States National Institute of Health. It serves as the main repository for mtDNA full sequence profiles. Samples come both from published academic literature and donations from genetic genealogy community members. In addition to GenBank samples, listings below may include other samples published but not submitted to GenBank such as those from the HapMap project.

Note: GenBank results currently use Phylotree build 16. I am working on changing resuts over to build 17.

Hg IDPublicationMissing VariantsAdditional Variants

Geno 2.0 Data

Data from Geno 2.0 is derived from the The National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project — the DAR. The Hg ID is specific to this site and is used to protect the identities of those who take part in Genographic research. Birth Country, Mother's Birth Country, and Maternal Grandmother's Birth Country have been normalized from DAR database fields. The Maternal Origin is determined based on the three previous fields.

Note: Geno 2.0 results currently use Phylotree build 16. I am working on changing resuts over to build 17.

Hg IDBirth
Birth Country
Maternal Grandmother's
Birth Country

If you use the information in this table, please credit both this site and The National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project.

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Last Updated: Last updated: December 6, 2017 at 16:37 pm


Peoples: | Places: Africa

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