Age: 2,011.7 ± 2,774.0; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: C16354T
Parent Branch: HV
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup HV8 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who started this branch lived at some point between recent generations and 4,800 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
01 HV8 16354 Released 27 Aug 2008
02 HV8 16354 Released 14 Oct 2008
03 HV8 16354 Released 1 Mar 2009
04 HV8 16354 Released 10 May 2009
05 HV8 16354 Released 8 Jul 2009
06 HV8 16354 Released 28 Sep 2009
07 HV8 16354 Released 10 Nov 2009
08 HV8 16354 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 HV8 16354 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 HV8 16354 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 HV8 16354 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 HV8 16354 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 HV8 16354 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 HV8 C16354T Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 HV8 C16354T Released 30 Sep 2012
16 HV8 C16354T Released 19 Feb 2014
17 HV8 C16354T 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
Hap5007800 Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016 none HV8:315.1C, 709, 16519
Hap5015901 Malyarchuk et al., 2008a none HV8:315.1C, 2850, 16519
Hap5016072 Malyarchuk et al., 2008a none HV8:315.1C, 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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