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Age: 12,232.0 ± 3,772.8; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: A14926G T16325d
Parent Branch: L3e1
Descendant branch(s): L3e1b1 L3e1b2


Haplogroup L3e1b is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 8,500 and 16,000 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.

01L3e1b14926 16325dReleased 27 Aug 2008
02L3e1b14926 16325dReleased 14 Oct 2008
03L3e1b14926 16325dReleased 1 Mar 2009
04L3e1b14926 16325dReleased 10 May 2009
05L3e1b14926 16325dReleased 8 Jul 2009
06L3e1b14926 16325dReleased 28 Sep 2009
07L3e1b14926 16325dReleased 10 Nov 2009
08L3e1b14926 16325dReleased 21 Mar 2010
09L3e1b14926 16325dReleased 20 Jun 2010
10L3e1b14926 16325dReleased 10 Aug 2010
11L3e1b14926 16325dReleased 7 Feb 2011
12L3e1b14926 16325dReleased 20 Jul 2011
13L3e1b14926 16325dReleased 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14L3e1bA14926G T16325dReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15L3e1bA14926G T16325dReleased 30 Sep 2012
16L3e1bA14926G T16325dReleased 19 Feb 2014
17L3e1bA14926G T16325dReleased 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
Hap5023281Zheng et al., 2012L3e1b:16327L3e1b:207, 13302, 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.

Hg IDBirth
Birth Country
Maternal Grandmother's
Birth Country
Hap10069062United StatesEgyptEgyptEgypt

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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