Age: 1,235.7 ± 1,640.4; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: C16527T
Parent Branch: L3e3b
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup L3e3b2 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who started this branch lived at some point between recent generations and 2,900 years ago (Behar et al., 2012b).

Phylotree History

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.

Build# Called Mutations Notes
14 L3e3b2 C16527T Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 L3e3b2 C16527T Released 30 Sep 2012
16 L3e3b2 C16527T Released 19 Feb 2014
17 L3e3b2 C16527T Released 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 ID Publication Missing Variants Additional Variants
Hap5000334 Batini et al., 2011 none L3e3b2:523-524d, 14953
Hap5005209 Behar et al., 2012b none L3e3b2:315.1C, 523-524d, 7609Y, 12820R
Hap5010102 Ingman et al., 2000 none L3e3b2:315.1C, 523-524d
Hap5019426 Barbieri et al., 2013a none L3e3b2:310.1N, 523-524d, 3488N, 9801N, 11025
Hap5023338 Zheng et al., 2012 none L3e3b2:523-524d, 9545, 11827

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 ID Birth
Birth Country
Maternal Grandmother's
Birth Country
Hap10069516 Colombia Colombia Colombia Colombia
Hap10069517 Mexico Mexico Mexico Mexico
Hap10069518 Peru Peru Peru Peru
Hap10069519 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Hap10069520 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified

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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