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Age: 33,070.9 ± 7,680.0; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Eurasia & Levantine
Mutations: T195C! T16189C! C16234T
Parent Branch: U8b
Descendant branch(s): U8b1a U8b1b


Haplogroup U8b1 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 25,400 and 40,800 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

Phylotree History 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.

09U8b1195 16189 16234Released 20 Jun 2010
10U8b1195 16189 16234Released 10 Aug 2010
11U8b1195 16189 16234Released 7 Feb 2011
12U8b1195 16189 16234Released 20 Jul 2011
13U8b1195 16189 16234Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14U8b1T195C! T16189C! C16234TReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15U8b1T195C! T16189C! C16234TReleased 30 Sep 2012
16U8b1T195C! T16189C! C16234TReleased 19 Feb 2014
17U8b1T195C! T16189C! C16234TReleased 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 IDPublicationMissing VariantsAdditional Variants

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 IDBirth
Birth Country
Maternal Grandmother's
Birth Country
Hap10095031United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States

If you use the information in this table, please credit both this site and The National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project.

Related Sources

Additional Resources

mtDNA Consultants

The following members of the community offer paid consulting for those seeking help with mtDNA results. Inclusion on this list is not a recommendation or endorsement of any service.

Last Updated: Last updated: October 14, 2017 at 17:11 pm


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