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Age: Undetermined
Origin: Africa
Mutations: G8790A
Parent Branch: L1b1a1'4
Descendant branch(s): L1b1a4a


Haplogroup L1b1a4 is a branch on the maternal tree of humanity.

mtDNA Haplogroup L1b1a4 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.

01L1b1a48790 13194 16114AReleased 27 Aug 2008
02L1b1a48790 13194 16114AReleased 14 Oct 2008
03L1b1a48790 13194 16114AReleased 1 Mar 2009
04L1b1a48790 13194 16114AReleased 10 May 2009
05L1b1a48790 13194 16114AReleased 8 Jul 2009
06L1b1a48790 13194 16114AReleased 28 Sep 2009
07L1b1a48790 13194Released 10 Nov 2009
08L1b1a48790 13194Released 21 Mar 2010
09L1b1a48790 13194Released 20 Jun 2010
10L1b1a48790 13194Released 10 Aug 2010
11L1b1a48790 13194Released 7 Feb 2011
12L1b1a48790 13194Released 20 Jul 2011
13L1b1a48790Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14L1b1a4G8790AReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15L1b1a4G8790AReleased 30 Sep 2012
16L1b1a4G8790AReleased 19 Feb 2014
17L1b1a4G8790AReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup L1b1a4 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
Hap5004473Behar et al., 2012bnoneL1b1a4:315.1C, 523-524d, 4216, 9596, 15714
Hap5018568Barbieri et al., 2012aL1b1a4:4312, 7055L1b1a4:189, 315.1C, 523-524d, 4312N, 6267, 7055N, 8270, 8563, 12280, 12720N
Hap5018812Barbieri et al., 2012anoneL1b1a4:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 16274
Hap5023047Zheng et al., 2012noneL1b1a4:523-524d, 6480, 11701, 15204, 16234, 16239

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
Hap10066923Virgin IslandsUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10066924United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10066925Cape VerdeCape VerdeUnspecifiedCape Verde
Hap10066926United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States

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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Last Updated: Last updated: September 2, 2016 at 7:46 am

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