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Age: 8,123.3 ± 4,250.7; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: A1710c C9605T
Parent Branch: L3b1a
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup L3b1a4 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 3,900 and 12,400 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

Phylotree History 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.

07L3b1a41710C 9605Released 10 Nov 2009
08L3b1a41710C 9605Released 21 Mar 2010
09L3b1a41710C 9605Released 20 Jun 2010
10L3b1a41710C 9605Released 10 Aug 2010
11L3b1a41710C 9605Released 7 Feb 2011
12L3b1a41710C 9605Released 20 Jul 2011
13L3b1a41710C 9605Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14L3b1a4A1710c C9605TReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15L3b1a4A1710c C9605TReleased 30 Sep 2012
16L3b1a4A1710c C9605TReleased 19 Feb 2014
17L3b1a4A1710c C9605TReleased 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
Hap5000532Behar et al., 2008bL3b1a4:16124L3b1a4:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 3106N, 14212, 15884
Hap5016285Costa et al., 2009L3b1a4:152L3b1a4:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 4562, 10535
Hap5023239Zheng et al., 2012L3b1a4:16311L3b1a4:523-524d, 1999, 5460, 6249, 9374, 14755

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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