Age: 18,932.9 ± 6,998.4; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: A15746G
Parent Branch: G3
Descendant branch(s): G3a1 G3a1'2 G3a3


Haplogroup G3a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who founded this line lived between 11,900 and 25,900 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
01 G3a 143 15746 Released 27 Aug 2008
02 G3a 143 15746 Released 14 Oct 2008
03 G3a 143 15746 Released 1 Mar 2009
04 G3a 143 15746 Released 10 May 2009
05 G3a 143 15746 Released 8 Jul 2009
06 G3a 143 15746 Released 28 Sep 2009
07 G3a 143 15746 Released 10 Nov 2009
08 G3a 143 15746 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 G3a 143 15746 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 G3a 143 15746 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 G3a 15746 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 G3a 15746 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 G3a 15746 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 G3a A15746G Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 G3a A15746G Released 30 Sep 2012
16 G3a A15746G Released 19 Feb 2014
17 G3a A15746G 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

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

If you use the information in this table, please credit both this site and The National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project.

Related Sources

Additional Resources

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