Age: Undetermined
Origin: China
Mutations: T11465C
Parent Branch: A
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup A18 is a Asia branch on the maternal tree of humanity. The age of this branch has not yet been determined.

Available information comes from one study. In it, two members belong to this line. One is from Fu Jian Province, China and the other is from Beijing, China. Both belong to the Han ethnic group. (Zheng et al., 2011)

The Geno 2 data set does not yet include a member of this line.

A18 was likely born in the south of what is modern China.

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
16 A18 T11465C Released 19 Feb 2014
17 A18 T11465C 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
Hap5022216 Zheng et al., 2011 none A18:523-524d, 3891, 8440, 8939, 12975T, 16519
Hap5022217 Zheng et al., 2011 A18:16230 A18:310N, 523-524d, 3010, 14965, 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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Last updated: August 13, 2016 at 13:35 pm


Peoples: Chinese Han | Places: China

2016-08-13T13:35:20+00:00 June 6th, 2016|
  • Tszhrzkc

    My mtDNA group is A18 and I’m a Han Chinese from Taizhou, Zhejiang Province. My mother and maternal grandmother are also born in this city.