Ads and affiliate links like this help support the Q-M242 project's efforts to test indigenous peoples. Please read the affiliateship and business disclaimers for details. You may also donate directly here.



Age: 4,200.1 ± 2,909.9; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: G15077A C15103T
Parent Branch: L1b1a
Descendant branch(s): L1b1a15a


Haplogroup L1b1a15 is a branch on the maternal tree of humanity.

mtDNA Haplogroup L1b1a15 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.

14L1b1a8T199C G15077A C15103TReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15L1b1a15G15077A C15103TReleased 30 Sep 2012
16L1b1a15G15077A C15103TReleased 19 Feb 2014
17L1b1a15G15077A C15103TReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup L1b1a15 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
Hap5000528Behar et al., 2008bnoneL1b1a15:199, 315.1C, 523-524d, 3106N, 12121, 12471, 16192
Hap5018530Barbieri et al., 2012anoneL1b1a15:152, 310, 523-524d, 3861, 9668, 10304N, 10306N
Hap5023027Zheng et al., 2012L1b1a15:16264L1b1a15:7492
Hap5023028Zheng et al., 2012noneL1b1a15:200, 523-524d, 4104N, 16497
Hap5023029Zheng et al., 2012noneL1b1a15:199, 523-524d, 7403

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
Hap10066799United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10066800United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10066801United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10066802United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10066805United StatesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited States

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.


Peoples: | Places:

Last Updated: Last updated: November 30, -0001 at 0:00 am

-001-11-30T00:00:00+00:00June 6th, 2016|