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L2a

Summary

Age: 79,304.6 ± 8,308.8; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Africa
Mutations: T150C! T7175C
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: L2
Descendant branch(s): L2a1’2’3’4 L2a5

Background

Haplogroup L2a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 71,000 and 87,600 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

National Geographic Geno 2.0 Text

Haplogroup: L2a
Age: 48,300 ± 17,600 Years Ago
Origin: Africa
Blurb: This lineage was born in eastern Central Africa about 70,000 years ago. It has spread at moderate frequencies across most of Africa. This widespread lineage has expanded toward the Levant region and to the southeastern part of Europe.

Interest Point: This is one of the more common lineages found in the descendants of Africans who were part of the triangular trade.

Author: Rebekah A. Canada | Copyright: National Geographic

mtDNA Haplogroup L2a 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
01 L2a 150 2789 7175 7274 7771 11914 13803 14566 16294 Released 27 Aug 2008
02 L2a 150 2789 7175 7274 7771 11914 13803 14566 16294 Released 14 Oct 2008
03 L2a 150 2789 7175 7274 7771 11914 13803 14566 16294 Released 1 Mar 2009
04 L2a 150 2789 7175 7274 7771 11914 13803 14566 16294 Released 10 May 2009
05 L2a 150 2789 7175 7274 7771 11914 13803 14566 16294 Released 8 Jul 2009
06 L2a 150! 2789 7175 7274 7771 11914 13803 14566 16294 Released 28 Sep 2009
07 L2a 150! 2789 7175 7274 7771 11914 13803 14566 16294 Released 10 Nov 2009
08 L2a 150! 2789 7175 7274 7771 11914 13803 14566 16294 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 L2a 150! 2789 7175 7274 7771 11914 13803 14566 16294 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 L2a 150! 7175 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 L2a 150! 7175 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 L2a 150! 7175 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 L2a 150! 7175 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 L2a T150C! T7175C Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 L2a T150C! T7175C Released 30 Sep 2012
16 L2a T150C! T7175C Released 19 Feb 2014
17 L2a T150C! T7175C Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup L2a 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

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
Country
Mother's
Birth Country
Maternal Grandmother's
Birth Country
Maternal
Origin

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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Last Updated: Last updated: August 23, 2018 at 12:16 pm

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