Age: 8,676.3 ± 5,891.6; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: T13437C
Parent Branch: D5b1
Descendant branch(s): D5b1a1 D5b1a2


Haplogroup D5b1a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who founded this line lived between 2,800 and 14,600 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 D5b1a 13437 Released 27 Aug 2008
02 D5b1a 13437 Released 14 Oct 2008
04 D5b1a 13437 Released 10 May 2009
05 D5b1a 13437 Released 8 Jul 2009
06 D5b1a 13437 Released 28 Sep 2009
07 D5b1a 13437 Released 10 Nov 2009
08 D5b1a 13437 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 D5b1a 13437 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 D5b1a 13437 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 D5b1a 13437 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 D5b1a 13437 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 D5b1a 13437 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 D5b1a T13437C Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 D5b1a T13437C Released 30 Sep 2012
16 D5b1a T13437C Released 19 Feb 2014
17 D5b1a T13437C 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
Hap5005501 Bilal et al., 2008 none D5b1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 16172, 16325, 16355, 16519
Hap5014895 Tanaka et al., 2004 none D5b1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 4186, 16172, 16355, 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 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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