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Age: 8,906.4 ± 3,366.3; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: A7569G
Parent Branch: L2b1a
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup L2b1a2 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 5,500 and 12,300 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup L2b1a2 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.

01L2b1a27569Released 27 Aug 2008
02L2b1a27569Released 14 Oct 2008
03L2b1a27569Released 1 Mar 2009
04L2b1a27569Released 10 May 2009
05L2b1a27569Released 8 Jul 2009
06L2b1a27569Released 28 Sep 2009
07L2b1a27569Released 10 Nov 2009
08L2b1a27569Released 21 Mar 2010
09L2b1a27569Released 20 Jun 2010
10L2b1a27569Released 10 Aug 2010
11L2b1a27569Released 7 Feb 2011
12L2b1a27569Released 20 Jul 2011
13L2b1a27569Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14L2b1a2A7569GReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15L2b1a2A7569GReleased 30 Sep 2012
16L2b1a2A7569GReleased 19 Feb 2014
17L2b1a2A7569GReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup L2b1a2 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
Hap5000437Behar et al., 2008bL2b1a2:198L2b1a2:228, 315.1C, 523-524d, 633, 3106N, 8928, 9438, 9991, 10907, 13635, 16519
Hap5000495Behar et al., 2008bnoneL2b1a2:183, 249d, 309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 3106N, 11836, 15883, 16519
Hap5010600Just et al., 2008L2b1a2:418, 14059L2b1a2:315.1C, 523-524d, 2226, 6932, 11903, 16519
Hap5018595Barbieri et al., 2012aL2b1a2:204L2b1a2:152, 310N, 3253, 9168, 12557, 12895, 16368, 16519
Hap5018718Barbieri et al., 2012anoneL2b1a2:152, 309N, 310, 3253N, 6197, 6407, 9168, 11020, 11377, 12557, 14047N, 15277N, 16368, 16519
Hap5018742Barbieri et al., 2012aL2b1a2:204L2b1a2:152, 309N, 310, 3253, 9168, 12557, 12895, 16368, 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
Hap10068189United StatesUnited StatesBahamas, TheBahamas, The
Hap10068190Dominican RepublicDominican RepublicDominican RepublicDominican Republic
Hap10068191Dominican RepublicDominican RepublicDominican RepublicDominican Republic
Hap10068192United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10068193United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10068195United StatesPuerto RicoUnspecifiedPuerto Rico
Hap10068196United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited 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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