Age: 3,046.6 ± 2,957.5; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: A12648G
Parent Branch: H5a3
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup H5a3b is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 100 and 6,000 years (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
14 H5a3b A12648G Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 H5a3b A12648G Released 30 Sep 2012
16 H5a3b A12648G Released 19 Feb 2014
17 H5a3b A12648G 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
Hap5003158 Behar et al., 2012b none H5a3b:199, 309.1C, 315.1C, 7142, 16519
Hap5003182 Behar et al., 2012b none H5a3b:309.1CC, 315.1C, 16519
Hap5022829 Zheng et al., 2012 none H5a3b:15773, 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
Hap10001226 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Hap10001883 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Hap10006122 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Hap10009367 United States Mexico Mexico Mexico
Hap10022514 United States United States United States United States
Hap10025870 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Hap10028315 United States Unspecified Unspecified United States
Hap10038258 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Hap10038607 United States Mexico Mexico Mexico

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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