Age: 1,922.3 ± 2,619.9; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: C16301T
Parent Branch: V
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup V16 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who started this branch lived at some point between recent generations and 4,500 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
14 V16 C16301T Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 V16 C16301T Released 30 Sep 2012
16 V16 C16301T Released 19 Feb 2014
17 V16 C16301T 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
Hap5001658 Behar et al., 2012b none V16:315.1C, 1735R, 4924, 16519
Hap5003372 Behar et al., 2012b none V16:309.1C, 315.1C, 12340, 14982, 16519
Hap5003395 Behar et al., 2012b none V16:315.1C, 9300, 11710, 16266, 16519
Hap5003826 Behar et al., 2012b none V16:315.1C, 4924, 16519
Hap5013365 Raule et al., 2014 V16:16311 V16:309.1CC, 315.1C, 593, 12774, 16519
Hap5014233 Sequeira et al., 2015 none V16:315.1C, 14982, 16519
Hap5017901 Gómez-Carballa et al., 2011 none V16:309.1C, 315.1C, 9948, 11026, 15172
Hap5023648 Zheng et al., 2012 V16:16311 V16:593, 12774, 16519
Hap5023649 Zheng et al., 2012 none V16:16519

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
Hap10096693 Canada Canada Canada Canada

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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