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Age: 11,131.0 ± 3,594.5; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: T1040C C16264T
Parent Branch: L2c
Descendant branch(s): L2c2a L2c2b


Haplogroup L2c2 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 7,500 and 14,700 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup L2c2 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.

01L2c21040 16264Released 27 Aug 2008
02L2c21040 16264Released 14 Oct 2008
03L2c21040 16264Released 1 Mar 2009
04L2c21040 16264Released 10 May 2009
05L2c21040 16264Released 8 Jul 2009
06L2c21040 16264Released 28 Sep 2009
07L2c21040 16264Released 10 Nov 2009
08L2c21040 16264Released 21 Mar 2010
09L2c21040 16264Released 20 Jun 2010
10L2c21040 16264Released 10 Aug 2010
11L2c21040 16264Released 7 Feb 2011
12L2c21040 16264Released 20 Jul 2011
13L2c21040 16264Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14L2c2T1040C C16264TReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15L2c2T1040C C16264TReleased 30 Sep 2012
16L2c2T1040C C16264TReleased 19 Feb 2014
17L2c2T1040C C16264TReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup L2c2 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
Hap5000470Behar et al., 2008bnoneL2c2:315.1C, 523-524d, 3106N, 4048, 4841, 5899.1C, 16134, 16519
Hap5000527Behar et al., 2008bL2c2:198L2c2:95C, 309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 2707, 3106N, 3861, 5250, 7918, 8557, 14968, 15482, 16519
Hap5010601Just et al., 2008noneL2c2:315.1C, 523-524d, 14530, 16519
Hap5010604Just et al., 2008noneL2c2:315.1C, 523-524d, 14182, 16519
Hap5018625Barbieri et al., 2012aL2c2:16187L2c2:189, 310, 1356T, 9548, 12867, 16519
Hap5018715Barbieri et al., 2012aL2c2:182, 16311L2c2:95C, 309d, 315.1C, 523-524d, 1664, 4561, 7082, 14047N, 15409, 16304, 16519
Hap5018747Barbieri et al., 2012anoneL2c2:207, 309N, 310, 316, 6221, 8413N, 16093, 16519
Hap5023187Howell et al., 2004noneL2c2:199, 315.1CC, 523-524d, 5502, 6125, 13606, 15497, 16291, 16519
Hap5023188Zheng et al., 2012noneL2c2:523-524d

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
Hap10068394United States TerritoriesEl SalvadorEl SalvadorEl Salvador
Hap10068395CanadaTrinidad and TobagoTrinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobago
Hap10068396United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10068397United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10068398United 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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