Age: Undetermined
Origin: Africa
Mutations: A9181G
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: L0a1a
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup L0a1a3 is a branch on the maternal tree of humanity.

mtDNA Haplogroup L0a1a3 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.

13L0a1a39181Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14L0a1a3A9181GReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15L0a1a3A9181GReleased 30 Sep 2012
16L0a1a3A9181GReleased 19 Feb 2014
17L0a1a3A9181GReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup L0a1a3 Data Sources

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
Hap5018648Barbieri et al., 2012aL0a1a3:64, 95C, 185L0a1a3:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 3573, 3847, 4716N, 12857N, 13650, 15766N
Hap5022988Howell et al., 2004L0a1a3:95CL0a1a3:317.1C, 357.1C, 523-524d, 5012, 15839, 16215
Hap5022989Zheng et al., 2012L0a1a3:64, 95C, 185L0a1a3:316, 3847, 9195A, 9801, 10143, 14386, 16193

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

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

Sources & Resources

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