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Age: 20,577.9 ± 5,762.7; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Africa
Mutations: C11143T A14755G
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: L0a2
Descendant branch(s): L0a2a1 L0a2a2


Haplogroup L0a2a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 14,800 and 26,300 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup L0a2a 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.

01L0a2a11143 14755Released 27 Aug 2008
02L0a2a11143 14755Released 14 Oct 2008
03L0a2a11143 14755Released 1 Mar 2009
04L0a2a11143 14755Released 10 May 2009
05L0a2a11143 14755Released 8 Jul 2009
06L0a2a11143 14755Released 28 Sep 2009
07L0a2a11143 14755Released 10 Nov 2009
08L0a2a11143 14755Released 21 Mar 2010
09L0a2a11143 14755Released 20 Jun 2010
10L0a2a11143 14755Released 10 Aug 2010
11L0a2a11143 14755Released 7 Feb 2011
12L0a2a11143 14755Released 20 Jul 2011
13L0a2a11143 14755Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14L0a2aC11143T A14755GReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15L0a2aC11143T A14755GReleased 30 Sep 2012
16L0a2aC11143T A14755GReleased 19 Feb 2014
17L0a2aC11143T A14755GReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup L0a2a 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

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

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.


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Last Updated: Last updated: December 6, 2017 at 14:31 pm

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