Age: 1,602.4 ± 2,674.5; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Africa
Mutations: C13116T
Parent Branch: L0a2a2
Descendant branch(s): L0a2a2a1 L0a2a2a2


Haplogroup L0a2a2a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who started this branch lived at some point between recent generations and 4,300 years ago (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup L0a2a2a 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.

01L0a2a2a13116Released 27 Aug 2008
02L0a2a2a13116Released 14 Oct 2008
03L0a2a2a13116Released 1 Mar 2009
04L0a2a2a13116Released 10 May 2009
05L0a2a2a13116Released 8 Jul 2009
06L0a2a2a13116Released 28 Sep 2009
07L0a2a2a13116Released 10 Nov 2009
08L0a2a2a13116Released 21 Mar 2010
09L0a2a2a13116Released 20 Jun 2010
10L0a2a2a13116Released 10 Aug 2010
11L0a2a2a13116Released 7 Feb 2011
12L0a2a2a13116Released 20 Jul 2011
13L0a2a2a13116Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14L0a2a2aC13116TReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15L0a2a2aC13116TReleased 30 Sep 2012
16L0a2a2aC13116TReleased 19 Feb 2014
17L0a2a2aC13116TReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup L0a2a2a 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
Hap5000474Behar et al., 2008bL0a2a2a:64, 95CL0a2a2a:315.1C, 523-524d, 3010, 3106N, 8749, 16519
Hap5000518Behar et al., 2008bL0a2a2a:95CL0a2a2a:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 3106N, 16264
Hap5000560Behar et al., 2008bL0a2a2a:95CL0a2a2a:315.1C, 523-524d, 3106N
Hap5000698Behar et al., 2008bL0a2a2a:95C, 195L0a2a2a:315.1C, 523-524d, 3106N, 11944, 14094, 16254
Hap5004467Behar et al., 2012bL0a2a2a:95CL0a2a2a:150, 315.1C, 523-524d, 4615
Hap5005738Chan et al., 2015L0a2a2a:95CL0a2a2a:315.1C, 525N, 1462, 9734T, 15019
Hap5005743Chan et al., 2015L0a2a2a:95CL0a2a2a:315.1C, 525N
Hap5005744Chan et al., 2015L0a2a2a:95CL0a2a2a:293, 315.1C, 525N
Hap5009214Gonder et al., 2006L0a2a2a:95C, 12720L0a2a2a:151, 315.1C, 523-524d
Hap5009450Herrnstadt et al., 2002L0a2a2a:64, 73, 93, 95C, 146, 189, 195, 204, 207, 236, 16129, 16148, 16172, 16188G, 16278, 16320L0a2a2a:1-576d, 16024-16569d
Hap5010788Kivisild et al., 2006L0a2a2a:64, 73, 93, 95C, 146, 189, 195, 204, 207, 236, 16129, 16148, 16172, 16188G, 16278, 16320L0a2a2a:1-435d, 523-524d, 16022-16569d
Hap5011052Kivisild et al., 2006L0a2a2a:64, 73, 93, 95C, 146, 189, 195, 204, 207, 236, 16129, 16148, 16172, 16188G, 16278, 16320L0a2a2a:1-435d, 523-524d, 3083, 9214, 16022-16569d
Hap5015270Torroni et al., 2006L0a2a2a:64, 95CL0a2a2a:315.1C, 523-524d
Hap5015399van der Walt et al. 2012L0a2a2a:64, 95C, 3516A, 5460, 5603, 5711, 8281-8289d, 14308, 16148, 16172, 16188G, 16278, 16320L0a2a2a:523-524d, 2885, 10338, 15784, 16187, 16189, 16230, 16294, 16309, 16311, 16390
Hap5015413van der Walt et al. 2012L0a2a2a:64, 95C, 8281-8289dL0a2a2a:523-524d, 15808, 16174
Hap5015429van der Walt et al. 2012L0a2a2a:95C, 8281-8289dL0a2a2a:523-524d, 8276d, 9181
Hap5015443van der Walt et al. 2012L0a2a2a:95C, 8281-8289dL0a2a2a:309d, 523-524d, 16209
Hap5019390Barbieri et al., 2013anoneL0a2a2a:315.1C, 523-524d, 10361, 16093
Hap5019399Barbieri et al., 2013aL0a2a2a:73, 95CL0a2a2a:523-524d, 3511N, 9734T
Hap5019405Barbieri et al., 2013anoneL0a2a2a:523-524d, 10361, 16093
Hap5019413Barbieri et al., 2013aL0a2a2a:95CL0a2a2a:309.1N, 310, 523-524d, 9734T, 14598
Hap5019453Barbieri et al., 2013aL0a2a2a:95CL0a2a2a:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 5821N, 9801N, 16214
Hap5019531Barbieri et al., 2013anoneL0a2a2a:315.1C, 523-524d, 10361, 16093
Hap5023000Howell et al., 2004L0a2a2a:64, 95CL0a2a2a:317.1C, 523-524d, 14766
Hap5023001Zheng et al., 2012L0a2a2a:95CL0a2a2a:523-524d, 2924, 8311
Hap5023002Zheng et al., 2012L0a2a2a:64L0a2a2a:523-524d, 12775N, 15244
Hap5023003Zheng et al., 2012L0a2a2a:95C, 16188GL0a2a2a:523-524d, 16187N, 16188N
Hap5023004Zheng et al., 2012L0a2a2a:95CL0a2a2a:150, 11491, 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
Hap10066620United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10066621United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10066622United Arab EmiratesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited Arab Emirates

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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