Age: 5,221.9 ± 3,691.0; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Middle East
Mutations: G3531A C8734a
Parent Branch: J1c5
Descendant branch(s): J1c5c1


Haplogroup J1c5c is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 1,500 and 8,900 years (Behar et al., 2012b). Its exact origin is not yet clear but is likely in the Middle East. From there, some members of this lineage migrated to India.

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
14 J1c5c G3531A C8734a Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 J1c5c G3531A C8734a Released 30 Sep 2012
16 J1c5c G3531A C8734a Released 19 Feb 2014
17 J1c5c G3531A C8734a 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
Hap5004174 Behar et al., 2012b none J1c5c:315.1C, 523-524d, 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
Hap10056023 India India India India
Hap10056024 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Unspecified Saudi Arabia
Hap10056025 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Hap10056026 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Hap10056027 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Hap10056028 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Hap10056029 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified

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: December 2, 2016 at 22:10 pm


Peoples: Muslims | Places: India and Saudi Arabia

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