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Age: 6,210.2 ± 4,978.2; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: T13260C
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: L2a1c
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup L2a1c5 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 1,200 and 11,200 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup L2a1c5 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.

11L2a1c513260 16129Released 7 Feb 2011
12L2a1c513260 16129Released 20 Jul 2011
13L2a1c513260 16129Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14L2a1c5T13260C G16129A!Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15L2a1c5T13260CReleased 30 Sep 2012
16L2a1c5T13260CReleased 19 Feb 2014
17L2a1c5T13260CReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup L2a1c5 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
Hap5000327Batini et al., 2011L2a1c5:16189L2a1c5:7853, 16192, 16519
Hap5004359Behar et al., 2012bnoneL2a1c5:315.1C, 5263, 12397, 16519
Hap5009226Gonder et al., 2006noneL2a1c5:146, 309.1C, 315.1C, 3334, 7853, 11992, 16519
Hap5016138Kujanová et al., 2009noneL2a1c5:309.1C, 315.1C, 9887, 16519
Hap5018787Barbieri et al., 2012anoneL2a1c5:315.1C, 13608, 16519
Hap5018803Barbieri et al., 2012aL2a1c5:143L2a1c5:309.1C, 315.1C, 749N, 12358, 16519
Hap5019376Barbieri et al., 2013anoneL2a1c5:310N, 1733, 3492N, 9801N, 16037, 16519
Hap5023122Howell et al., 2004noneL2a1c5:317.1C, 3834, 16519
Hap5023123Zheng et al., 2012noneL2a1c5:16519
Hap5023124Zheng et al., 2012noneL2a1c5:236, 1719, 15110, 16519
Hap5023125Zheng et al., 2012noneL2a1c5:16519

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
Hap10067770United StatesAntigua and BarbudaAntigua and BarbudaAntigua and Barbuda
Hap10067771Puerto RicoPuerto RicoPuerto RicoPuerto Rico
Hap10067772United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10067773United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10067774United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10067775United StatesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited States

If you use the information in this table, please credit both this site and The National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project.

Sources & Resources

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