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Age: 63,051.8 ± 10,377.1; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: T15944d
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: L3
Descendant branch(s): L3b L3f


Haplogroup L3b'f is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 52,700 and 73,400 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup L3b'f 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.

07L3b'f15944dReleased 10 Nov 2009
08L3b'f15944dReleased 21 Mar 2010
09L3b'f15944dReleased 20 Jun 2010
10L3b'f15944dReleased 10 Aug 2010
11L3b'f15944dReleased 7 Feb 2011
12L3b'f15944dReleased 20 Jul 2011
13L3b'f15944dReleased 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14L3b'fT15944dReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15L3b'fT15944dReleased 30 Sep 2012
16L3b'fT15944dReleased 19 Feb 2014
17L3b'fT15944dReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup L3b'f 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
Birth Country
Maternal Grandmother's
Birth Country

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

Sources & Resources

Related Sources

Additional Resources

mtDNA Consultants

The following members of the community offer paid consulting for those seeking help with mtDNA results. Inclusion on this list is not a recommendation or endorsement of any service.


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Last Updated: Last updated: November 30, -0001 at 0:00 am

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