Age: 11,009.2 ± 5,019.5; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: C16292T
Parent Branch: R8a1a
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup R8a1a3 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 6,000 and 16,000 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
01 R8a1b1 16292 Released 27 Aug 2008
02 R8a1b1 16292 Released 14 Oct 2008
05 R8a1b1 16292 Released 8 Jul 2009
06 R8a1a3 16292 Released 28 Sep 2009
07 R8a1a3 16292 Released 10 Nov 2009
08 R8a1a3 16292 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 R8a1a3 16292 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 R8a1a3 16292 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 R8a1a3 16292 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 R8a1a3 16292 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 R8a1a3 16292 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 R8a1a3 C16292T Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 R8a1a3 C16292T Released 30 Sep 2012
16 R8a1a3 C16292T Released 19 Feb 2014
17 R8a1a3 C16292T 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
Hap5006480 Chaubey et al., 2008 R8a1a3:709 R8a1a3:198, 286, 4317, 13428
Hap5012070 Palanichamy et al., 2004 none R8a1a3:198, 315.1C, 4484, 11113, 16093, 16399
Hap5016356 Thangaraj et al., 2009 R8a1a3:152 R8a1a3:309.1C, 315.1C, 524.1AC, 6620, 9139

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
Hap10072954 South Africa South Africa South Africa South Africa
Hap10072955 India India Unspecified India

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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