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Age: 2,492.4 ± 1,989.8; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: G1719A T4216C
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Parent Branch: L1b1a3
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup L1b1a3b is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 500 and 4,500 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup L1b1a3b 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
14 L1b1a3b G1719A T4216C Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 L1b1a3b G1719A T4216C Released 30 Sep 2012
16 L1b1a3b G1719A T4216C Released 19 Feb 2014
17 L1b1a3b G1719A T4216C Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup L1b1a3b 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
Hap5001181 Behar et al., 2012b L1b1a3b:16293 L1b1a3b:315.1C, 523-524d, 1018, 4340, 5096, 8149R
Hap5002394 Behar et al., 2012b none L1b1a3b:315.1C, 523-524d, 11015
Hap5010522 Just et al., 2008 none L1b1a3b:315.1C, 523-524d, 8479, 15643
Hap5023046 Zheng et al., 2012 L1b1a3b:146, 189 L1b1a3b:11015

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
Hap10066914United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10066915United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10066916United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10066917United 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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