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Age: 13,395.7 ± 7,157.1; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: G1438A T16172C
Parent Branch: D5a
Descendant branch(s): D5a2a D5a2b


Haplogroup D5a2 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who founded this line lived between 6,200 and 20,600 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.

01D5a21438Released 27 Aug 2008
02D5a21438Released 14 Oct 2008
04D5a21438Released 10 May 2009
05D5a21438 16092 16172 16266Released 8 Jul 2009
06D5a21438! 16092 16172 16266Released 28 Sep 2009
07D5a21438! 16172Released 10 Nov 2009
08D5a21438! 16172Released 21 Mar 2010
09D5a21438! 16172Released 20 Jun 2010
10D5a21438! 16172Released 10 Aug 2010
11D5a21438! 16172Released 7 Feb 2011
12D5a21438! 16172Released 20 Jul 2011
13D5a21438! 16172Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14D5a2G1438A T16172CReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15D5a2G1438A T16172CReleased 30 Sep 2012
16D5a2G1438A T16172CReleased 19 Feb 2014
17D5a2G1438A T16172CReleased 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
Hap5005832Chandrasekar et al., 2009noneD5a2:315.1C, 523-524d, 2469d, 7609, 8843, 16182C, 16183C, 16519

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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