Age: 2,419.2 ± 1,635.3; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: T4736C
Parent Branch: A5a1a1
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup A5a1a1b is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who founded this line lived between 800 and 4,100 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
04 A5a1a1b 4736 Released 10 May 2009
05 A5a1a1b 4736 Released 8 Jul 2009
06 A5a1a1b 4736 Released 28 Sep 2009
07 A5a1a1b 4736 Released 10 Nov 2009
08 A5a1a1b 4736 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 A5a1a1b 4736 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 A5a1a1b 4736 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 A5a1a1b 4736 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 A5a1a1b 4736 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 A5a1a1b 4736 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 A5a1a1b T4736C Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 A5a1a1b T4736C Released 30 Sep 2012
16 A5a1a1b T4736C Released 19 Feb 2014
17 A5a1a1b T4736C 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
Hap5014719 Tanaka et al., 2004 none A5a1a1b:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 5237, 16519
Hap5014855 Tanaka et al., 2004 none A5a1a1b:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 16519
Hap5015302 Ueno et al., 2009 none A5a1a1b:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 5894, 13889, 16354, 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
Hap10043010 United States Korea, South Korea, South Korea, South

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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