Age: 1,261.2 ± 1,733.1; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Africa
Mutations: T961C
Parent Branch: L0a1b1a
Descendant branch(s): L0a1b1a1a


Haplogroup L0a1b1a1 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who started this branch lived at some point between recent generations and 3,000 years ago (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup L0a1b1a1 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.

07L0a1b1a1961Released 10 Nov 2009
08L0a1b1a1961Released 21 Mar 2010
09L0a1b1a1961Released 20 Jun 2010
10L0a1b1a1961Released 10 Aug 2010
11L0a1b1a1961Released 7 Feb 2011
12L0a1b1a1961Released 20 Jul 2011
13L0a1b1a1961Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14L0a1b1a1T961CReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15L0a1b1a1T961CReleased 30 Sep 2012
16L0a1b1a1T961CReleased 19 Feb 2014
17L0a1b1a1T961CReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup L0a1b1a1 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
Hap5000461Behar et al., 2008bnoneL0a1b1a1:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 3106N, 16519
Hap5000631Behar et al., 2008bnoneL0a1b1a1:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 3106N, 8577, 16519
Hap5000642Behar et al., 2008bL0a1b1a1:16293L0a1b1a1:315.1C, 523-524d, 3106N, 15844, 16519
Hap5000644Behar et al., 2008bnoneL0a1b1a1:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 3106N, 16519
Hap5000682Behar et al., 2008bnoneL0a1b1a1:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 3106N, 16519
Hap5001684Behar et al., 2012bnoneL0a1b1a1:315.1C, 523-524d, 965.1XC, 16519
Hap5005739Chan et al., 2015noneL0a1b1a1:315.1C, 523-524d, 16519
Hap5005745Chan et al., 2015noneL0a1b1a1:131, 309.1C, 315.1C, 525N, 965.1XC, 1888, 11017, 14383, 15381, 15927, 16519
Hap5005746Chan et al., 2015noneL0a1b1a1:309.1C, 315.1C, 525N, 965.1XC, 4706, 8289.1CCCCCTCTA, 16519
Hap5015400van der Walt et al. 2012noneL0a1b1a1:523-524d, 11361, 16519
Hap5015410van der Walt et al. 2012noneL0a1b1a1:315.1C, 523-524d, 16129, 16519
Hap5015430van der Walt et al. 2012noneL0a1b1a1:316, 523-524d, 965.1XC, 11170, 16519
Hap5015432van der Walt et al. 2012noneL0a1b1a1:315.1C, 523-524d, 965.1XC, 8820, 9288, 9355, 14551, 16519
Hap5019423Barbieri et al., 2013anoneL0a1b1a1:279, 310, 312N, 523-524d, 806, 5147, 16192, 16519
Hap5022992Howell et al., 2004noneL0a1b1a1:315.1CC, 523-524d, 965.1XC, 3736, 8577, 16519
Hap5022993Zheng et al., 2012noneL0a1b1a1:315.1C, 523-524d, 4113, 11017, 15381, 16519
Hap5022994Zheng et al., 2012noneL0a1b1a1:1290, 6492N, 8767, 11017, 15381, 16519
Hap5022995Zheng et al., 2012noneL0a1b1a1:11017, 15381
Hap5022996Zheng et al., 2012noneL0a1b1a1:523-524d, 11017, 15381, 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 IDBirth
Birth Country
Maternal Grandmother's
Birth Country
Hap10066549Dominican RepublicDominican RepublicDominican RepublicDominican Republic
Hap10066550French TerritoriesFrench TerritoriesFrench TerritoriesFrench Territories
Hap10066551South AfricaSouth AfricaMauritiusMauritius
Hap10066552Puerto RicoPuerto RicoPuerto RicoPuerto Rico
Hap10066553United StatesUnited StatesPuerto RicoPuerto Rico
Hap10066554South AfricaSouth AfricaSouth AfricaSouth Africa
Hap10066555United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10066556United StatesCubaUnspecifiedCuba
Hap10066557United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10066558United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10066560United StatesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited States

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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