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Age: Undetermined
Origin: Africa
Mutations: T15099C
Parent Branch: L0a1b2
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup L0a1b2a is a branch on the maternal tree of humanity.

mtDNA Haplogroup L0a1b2a 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.

07L0a1b2a15099Released 10 Nov 2009
08L0a1b2a15099Released 21 Mar 2010
09L0a1b2a15099Released 20 Jun 2010
10L0a1b2a15099Released 10 Aug 2010
11L0a1b2a15099Released 7 Feb 2011
12L0a1b2a15099Released 20 Jul 2011
13L0a1b2a15099Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14L0a1b2aT152C! T15099CReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15L0a1b2aT152C! T15099CReleased 30 Sep 2012
16L0a1b2aT15099CReleased 19 Feb 2014
17L0a1b2aT15099CReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup L0a1b2a 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
Hap5000519Behar et al., 2008bnoneL0a1b2a:315.1C, 523-524d, 2706, 3106N, 16519
Hap5009907Herrnstadt et al., 2002L0a1b2a:73, 93, 95C, 146, 185, 189, 195, 236, 16093, 16148, 16168, 16172, 16188G, 16293, 16320L0a1b2a:1-576d, 11812, 16024-16569d
Hap5022997Howell et al., 2004noneL0a1b2a:317.1C, 523-524d, 11812, 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
Hap10066589South AfricaSouth AfricaSouth AfricaSouth Africa

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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