Haplogroup L0a1b1 is an African branch on the maternal tree of humanity with connections to southern Africa. Its age has not been determined, but it must be younger than its parent that was born between 6,200 and 19,400 years ago (Behar et al., 2012b).
Information on this branch comes from four studies. The first found a member in Morocco (Maca-Meyer et al., 2001). The second study looked at the maternal origins of African and Mexican Americans (Just et al., 2008). It was then found in groups from Zambia (Barbieri et al., 2013a) and Namibia. (Chan et al., 2015).
The Geno 2 data set has one person from this line, but they have not entered demographic information.
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.
|01||L0a1b1||152 8191||Released 27 Aug 2008|
|02||L0a1b1||152 8191||Released 14 Oct 2008|
|03||L0a1b1||152 8191||Released 1 Mar 2009|
|04||L0a1b1||152 8191||Released 10 May 2009|
|05||L0a1b1||152 8191||Released 8 Jul 2009|
|06||L0a1b1||152! 8191||Released 28 Sep 2009|
|07||L0a1b1||152! 8191||Released 10 Nov 2009|
|08||L0a1b1||152! 8191||Released 21 Mar 2010|
|09||L0a1b1||152! 8191||Released 20 Jun 2010|
|10||L0a1b1||152! 8191||Released 10 Aug 2010|
|11||L0a1b1||152! 8191||Released 7 Feb 2011|
|12||L0a1b1||152! 8191||Released 20 Jul 2011|
|13||L0a1b1||152! 8191||Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS|
|14||L0a1b1||A8191G||Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS|
|15||L0a1b1||A8191G||Released 30 Sep 2012|
|16||L0a1b1||C152T A8191G||Released 19 Feb 2014|
|17||L0a1b1||C152T A8191G||Released 18 Feb 2016|
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 ID||Publication||Missing Variants||Additional Variants|
|Hap5005741||Chan et al., 2015||none||L0a1b1:315.1C, 523-524d, 16093, 16519|
|Hap5010515||Just et al., 2008||none||L0a1b1:315.1C, 523-524d, 3644, 6905, 16093, 16519|
|Hap5019389||Barbieri et al., 2013a||none||L0a1b1:309.1N, 310N, 311.1N, 325N, 523-524d, 3644, 6905, 16093, 16519|
|Hap5022080||Maca-Meyer et al., 2001||none||L0a1b1:315.1C, 523-524d, 1539A, 5628, 7258, 16519|
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.
If you use the information in this table, please credit both this site and The National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project.
- Barbieri, C., Butthof, A., Bostoen, K. and Pakendorf, B. (2013). Genetic perspectives on the origin of clicks in Bantu languages from southwestern Zambia. European Journal of Human Genetics, 21(4), 430-436.
- Behar, D.M., van Oven, M., Rosset, S., Metspalu, M., Loogväli, E.L., Silva, N.M., Kivisild, T., Torroni, A. and Villems, R. (2012). A “Copernican” reassessment of the human mitochondrial DNA tree from its root. American Journal of Human Genetics, 90(4), 675-684.
- Chan, E.K., Hardie, R.A., Petersen, D.C., Beeson, K., Bornman, R.M., Smith, A.B. and Hayes, V.M. (2015). Revised Timeline and Distribution of the Earliest Diverged Human Maternal Lineages in Southern Africa. PLoS ONE, 10(3), e0121223.
- Fan, L., & Yao, Y. G. (2011). MitoTool: a web server for the analysis and retrieval of human mitochondrial DNA sequence variations. Mitochondrion, 11(2), 351-356.
- Fan, L., & Yao, Y. G. (2013). An update to MitoTool: using a new scoring system for faster mtDNA haplogroup determination. Mitochondrion, 13(4), 360-363.
- Just, R.S., Diegoli, T.M., Saunier, J.L., Irwin, J.A. and Parsons, T.J. (2008). Complete mitochondrial genome sequences for 265 African American and U.S. “Hispanic” individuals. Forensic Science International: Genetics, 2(3), e45-e48.
- Maca-Meyer, N., González, A.M., Larruga, J.M., Flores, C. and Cabrera, V.M. (2001). Major genomic mitochondrial lineages delineate early human expansions. BMC Genetics, 2(1), 1.
- Van Oven, M., & Kayser, M. (2009). Updated comprehensive phylogenetic tree of global human mitochondrial DNA variation. Human mutation, 30(2), E386-E394.
- Ian Logan's mtDNA Pages
- Ian Logan's Instructions for mtGenome Genbank Donation
- James Lick's mtDNA Utility
- The FTDNA Haplogroup Project for Haplogroup L0
- The Wikipedia Article for Haplogroup L0
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Last Updated: Last updated: September 11, 2016 at 10:07 am
Peoples: | Places: Morocco, Namibia, and Zambia