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Age: 1,663.6 ± 3,451.9; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: 573.XC A10286G A12397G
Parent Branch: L3e3
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup L3e3a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who started this branch lived at some point between recent generations and 5,100 years ago (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.

01L3e3a10286 12397Released 27 Aug 2008
02L3e3a10286 12397Released 14 Oct 2008
03L3e3a10286 12397Released 1 Mar 2009
04L3e3a10286 12397Released 10 May 2009
05L3e3a10286 12397Released 8 Jul 2009
06L3e3a10286 12397Released 28 Sep 2009
07L3e3a573.1CCC 10286 12397Released 10 Nov 2009
08L3e3a573.1CCC 10286 12397Released 21 Mar 2010
09L3e3a573.1CCC 10286 12397Released 20 Jun 2010
10L3e3a573.1CCC 10286 12397Released 10 Aug 2010
11L3e3a573.1CCC 10286 12397Released 7 Feb 2011
12L3e3a573.1CCC 10286 12397Released 20 Jul 2011
13L3e3a573.1C 10286 12397Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14L3e3a573.XC A10286G A12397GReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15L3e3a573.XC A10286G A12397GReleased 30 Sep 2012
16L3e3a573.XC A10286G A12397GReleased 19 Feb 2014
17L3e3a573.XC A10286G A12397GReleased 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
Hap5000450Behar et al., 2008bL3e3a:5262L3e3a:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 3106N, 8285, 8520
Hap5000479Behar et al., 2008bnoneL3e3a:315.1C, 523-524d, 3106N, 10790
Hap5000562Behar et al., 2008bnoneL3e3a:198, 309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 1555R, 3106N
Hap5000680Behar et al., 2008bnoneL3e3a:309.1CC, 315.1C, 523-524d, 3106N, 9974A, 14544
Hap5009485Herrnstadt et al., 2002L3e3a:146, 150, 152, 247, 573.1XC, 16129, 16187, 16189, 16230, 16265T, 16278, 16311L3e3a:1-576d, 16024-16569d
Hap5010627Just et al., 2008L3e3a:573.1XCL3e3a:309.1N, 315.1C, 523-524d, 573.1CCCN
Hap5010629Just et al., 2008L3e3a:573.1XCL3e3a:309.1N, 315.1C, 523-524d, 573.1CCCN, 9311
Hap5015418van der Walt et al. 2012L3e3a:152, 573.1XCL3e3a:523-524d
Hap5018407Soares et al., 2012noneL3e3a:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 8733
Hap5021075Derenko et al., 2013noneL3e3a:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 574C, 576C
Hap5023329Howell et al., 2004L3e3a:573.1XCL3e3a:315.1CC, 523-524d

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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