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Age: 3,935.7 ± 3,309.3; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: G9755A T14110C
Parent Branch: L1b1a
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup L1b1a6 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 600 and 7,200 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup L1b1a6 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.

02L1b1b9755 14110Released 14 Oct 2008
03L1b1b9755 14110Released 1 Mar 2009
04L1b1b9755 14110Released 10 May 2009
05L1b1b9755 14110Released 8 Jul 2009
06L1b1b9755 14110Released 28 Sep 2009
07L1b1a69755 14110 16093Released 10 Nov 2009
08L1b1a69755 14110 16093Released 21 Mar 2010
09L1b1a69755 14110 16093Released 20 Jun 2010
10L1b1a69755 14110 16093Released 10 Aug 2010
11L1b1a69755 14110 16093Released 7 Feb 2011
12L1b1a69755 14110 16093Released 20 Jul 2011
13L1b1a69755 14110 (16093)Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14L1b1a6G9755A T14110CReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15L1b1a6G9755A T14110CReleased 30 Sep 2012
16L1b1a6G9755A T14110CReleased 19 Feb 2014
17L1b1a6G9755A T14110CReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup L1b1a6 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
Hap5000489Behar et al., 2008bnoneL1b1a6:315.1C, 523-524d, 3106N, 16093
Hap5004607Behar et al., 2012bnoneL1b1a6:315.1C, 523-524d, 4512, 15172, 16093
Hap5004836Behar et al., 2012bnoneL1b1a6:315.1C, 523-524d, 4017, 5773
Hap5005684Cerezo et al., 2012L1b1a6:6548, 13789L1b1a6:315.1C, 523-524d, 825T, 6348, 11083N, 13242N, 13368, 13788N, 13789N, 16519
Hap5005701Cerezo et al., 2012L1b1a6:146L1b1a6:188, 315.1C, 523-524d
Hap5005707Cerezo et al., 2012L1b1a6:16293L1b1a6:315.1C, 523-524d
Hap5005712Cerezo et al., 2012L1b1a6:146L1b1a6:188, 315.1C, 372, 523-524d, 14730
Hap5010840Kivisild et al., 2006L1b1a6:146, 182, 185T, 357, 5393, 16126, 16129, 16230, 16264, 16270, 16293L1b1a6:1-435d, 523-524d, 15346, 16022-16569d
Hap5010858Kivisild et al., 2006L1b1a6:146, 182, 185T, 357, 5393, 16126, 16129, 16230, 16264, 16270, 16293L1b1a6:1-435d, 523-524d, 9716, 16022-16569d

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
Hap10066945United StatesColombiaColombiaColombia
Hap10066948UnspecifiedCanadaUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10066949United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10066950United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10066951United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10066952United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited 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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