Age: 0.0 ± 9,427.2; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: A9617G
Parent Branch: M31a1
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup M31a1a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who started this branch lived at some point between recent generations and 9,400 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 M31a1a 9617 Released 27 Aug 2008
02 M31a1a 9617 Released 14 Oct 2008
03 M31a1a 9617 Released 1 Mar 2009
04 M31a1a 9617 Released 10 May 2009
05 M31a1a 9617 Released 8 Jul 2009
06 M31a1a 9617 Released 28 Sep 2009
07 M31a1a 9617 Released 10 Nov 2009
08 M31a1a 9617 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 M31a1a 9617 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 M31a1a 9617 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 M31a1a 9617 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 M31a1a 9617 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 M31a1a 9617 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 M31a1a A9617G Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 M31a1a A9617G Released 30 Sep 2012
16 M31a1a A9617G Released 19 Feb 2014
17 M31a1a A9617G 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
Hap5015255 Thangaraj et al., 2005 none M31a1a:3096-3098d, 3101-3108d
Hap5015256 Thangaraj et al., 2005 none none
Hap5015258 Thangaraj et al., 2005 none none

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.

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