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Age: 3,155.6 ± 3,059.6; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: A6932G
Parent Branch: L3e2b
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup L3e2b3 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 100 and 6,200 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.

07L3e2b3152 6932Released 10 Nov 2009
08L3e2b3152 6932Released 21 Mar 2010
09L3e2b3152 6932Released 20 Jun 2010
10L3e2b3152 6932Released 10 Aug 2010
11L3e2b3152 6932Released 7 Feb 2011
12L3e2b3152 6932Released 20 Jul 2011
13L3e2b36932Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14L3e2b3A6932GReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15L3e2b3A6932GReleased 30 Sep 2012
16L3e2b3A6932GReleased 19 Feb 2014
17L3e2b3A6932GReleased 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
Hap5009469Herrnstadt et al., 2002L3e2b3:146, 150, 247, 16129, 16172, 16187, 16230, 16278, 16311, 16320L3e2b3:1-576d, 13269, 16024-16569d
Hap5010623Just et al., 2008noneL3e2b3:309.1CN, 315.1C, 14091, 16183C, 16193.1N
Hap5010624Just et al., 2008noneL3e2b3:309.1CN, 315.1C, 8614, 16183C, 16193N
Hap5023323Howell et al., 2004noneL3e2b3:315.1CC, 13269, 16182C, 16183C
Hap5023324Zheng et al., 2012noneL3e2b3:189, 195, 4242, 5160, 15670, 15941, 16183C

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
Hap10069403United StatesUnited StatesCubaCuba
Hap10069404South AfricaSouth AfricaSouth AfricaSouth Africa
Hap10069405Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and TobagoTrinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobago
Hap10069406United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10069407United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10069408United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States

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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