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Age: 2,862.2 ± 1,840.1; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: C7915T
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: L1b1a3
Descendant branch(s): L1b1a3a1


Haplogroup L1b1a3a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 1,000 and 4,700 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup L1b1a3a 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.

Build# Called Mutations Notes
07 L1b1a3a 7915 Released 10 Nov 2009
08 L1b1a3a 7915 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 L1b1a3a 7915 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 L1b1a3a 7915 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 L1b1a3a 7915 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 L1b1a3a 7915 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 L1b1a3a 7915 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 L1b1a3a C7915T Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 L1b1a3a C7915T Released 30 Sep 2012
16 L1b1a3a C7915T Released 19 Feb 2014
17 L1b1a3a C7915T Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup L1b1a3a 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
Hap5000486 Behar et al., 2008b none L1b1a3a:315.1C, 523-524d, 1462, 3106N, 16261
Hap5005027 Behar et al., 2012b none L1b1a3a:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 12721, 16261
Hap5010520 Just et al., 2008 none L1b1a3a:309.1CC, 315.1C, 523-524d, 4080, 13594
Hap5010527 Just et al., 2008 none L1b1a3a:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 1992Y
Hap5010528 Just et al., 2008 none L1b1a3a:309.1CN, 315.1C, 523-524d, 4080, 13594
Hap5010529 Just et al., 2008 none L1b1a3a:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d
Hap5010530 Just et al., 2008 none L1b1a3a:315.1C, 523-524d, 7747
Hap5010789 Kivisild et al., 2006 L1b1a3a:146, 182, 185T, 189, 357, 16126, 16129, 16230, 16264, 16270, 16293 L1b1a3a:1-435d, 523-524d, 16022-16569d
Hap5010980 Kivisild et al., 2006 L1b1a3a:146, 182, 185T, 189, 357, 16126, 16129, 16230, 16264, 16270, 16293 L1b1a3a:1-435d, 523-524d, 7868, 9270, 11659, 14503, 14756, 16022-16569d
Hap5018784 Barbieri et al., 2012a none L1b1a3a:309N, 310, 4113, 11016, 12657, 14094, 15607
Hap5023044 Zheng et al., 2012 none L1b1a3a:152, 523-524d

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
Hap10066898Dominican RepublicDominican RepublicDominican RepublicDominican Republic
Hap10066899United StatesUnited StatesDominican RepublicDominican Republic
Hap10066900United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10066901United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10066902United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10066903United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10066904United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10066905United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited 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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