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Age: 4,980.2 ± 2,296.5; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: G13980A
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: L1b1a
Descendant branch(s): L1b1a3a L1b1a3b


Haplogroup L1b1a3 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 2,700 and 7,300 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup L1b1a3 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.

01L1b1a3189 13980Released 27 Aug 2008
02L1b1a3189 13980Released 14 Oct 2008
03L1b1a3189 13980Released 1 Mar 2009
04L1b1a3189 13980Released 10 May 2009
05L1b1a3189 13980Released 8 Jul 2009
06L1b1a3189 13980Released 28 Sep 2009
07L1b1a313980Released 10 Nov 2009
08L1b1a313980Released 21 Mar 2010
09L1b1a313980Released 20 Jun 2010
10L1b1a313980Released 10 Aug 2010
11L1b1a313980Released 7 Feb 2011
12L1b1a313980Released 20 Jul 2011
13L1b1a313980Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14L1b1a3G13980AReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15L1b1a3G13980AReleased 30 Sep 2012
16L1b1a3G13980AReleased 19 Feb 2014
17L1b1a3G13980AReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup L1b1a3 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
Hap5000265Batini et al., 2011L1b1a3:182L1b1a3:523-524d, 9550
Hap5005090Behar et al., 2012bnoneL1b1a3:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 3441, 3543
Hap5005702Cerezo et al., 2012noneL1b1a3:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 8490, 10685
Hap5010121Ingman et al., 2000L1b1a3:16264L1b1a3:315.1C, 523-524d
Hap5010523Just et al., 2008noneL1b1a3:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d
Hap5010524Just et al., 2008noneL1b1a3:182Y, 309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 4140
Hap5010525Just et al., 2008noneL1b1a3:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d
Hap5010531Just et al., 2008noneL1b1a3:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 11020
Hap5010532Just et al., 2008noneL1b1a3:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 11020
Hap5018788Barbieri et al., 2012anoneL1b1a3:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 9174, 15530
Hap5019398Barbieri et al., 2013anoneL1b1a3:310, 523-524d, 3492N, 9801N, 11020
Hap5019414Barbieri et al., 2013anoneL1b1a3:310, 523-524d, 11020, 14768
Hap5019519Barbieri et al., 2013anoneL1b1a3:315.1C, 523-524d, 11020
Hap5019525Barbieri et al., 2013aL1b1a3:2768, 5036, 5046, 8248, 14203, 14560, 14769L1b1a3:310, 523-524d, 2768N, 3492N, 5036N, 5046N, 8248N, 11020N, 14203N, 14560N, 14769N
Hap5019528Barbieri et al., 2013anoneL1b1a3:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 11020
Hap5023032Howell et al., 2004noneL1b1a3:198, 317.1C, 523-524d
Hap5023033Howell et al., 2004noneL1b1a3:204, 317.1C, 523-524d, 9098G
Hap5023034Howell et al., 2004noneL1b1a3:317.1C, 523-524d, 9300
Hap5023035Zheng et al., 2012noneL1b1a3:523-524d, 11020
Hap5023036Zheng et al., 2012noneL1b1a3:315.1C, 523-524d, 11020
Hap5023037Zheng et al., 2012noneL1b1a3:11488
Hap5023038Zheng et al., 2012noneL1b1a3:523-524d
Hap5023039Zheng et al., 2012L1b1a3:8248L1b1a3:523-524d, 4361N, 4367N, 10873N, 12705N, 14034, 14926, 16187N, 16265
Hap5023040Zheng et al., 2012L1b1a3:709L1b1a3:523-524d, 709N, 4104, 4769, 7146, 7256, 7521, 8860, 10810A
Hap5023041Zheng et al., 2012L1b1a3:16293L1b1a3:523-524d, 15077, 15152

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
Hap10066849United StatesJamaicaJamaicaJamaica
Hap10066851United StatesPuerto RicoPuerto RicoPuerto Rico
Hap10066852United StatesUnited StatesPuerto RicoPuerto Rico
Hap10066853United StatesUnited StatesPuerto RicoPuerto Rico
Hap10066855Korea, SouthUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10066856Puerto RicoUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10066857United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10066858United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10066859United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10066860United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10066861United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10066862United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10066864United StatesPuerto RicoUnspecifiedPuerto Rico
Hap10066865United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10066866United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10066867United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10066868United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10066869United StatesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10066870United StatesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited States

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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