Age: 4,735.4 ± 3,944.0; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: G15883A
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: L3b1a1
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup L3b1a1a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 800 and 8,700 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup L3b1a1a 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.

14L3b1a1aG15883AReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15L3b1a1aG15883AReleased 30 Sep 2012
16L3b1a1aG15883AReleased 19 Feb 2014
17L3b1a1aG15883AReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup L3b1a1a 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
Hap5000552Behar et al., 2008bL3b1a1a:195L3b1a1a:315.1C, 523-524d, 3106N, 16093
Hap5000703Behar et al., 2008bL3b1a1a:16311L3b1a1a:315.1C, 523-524d, 3106N
Hap5000704Behar et al., 2008bnoneL3b1a1a:315.1C, 523-524d, 3106N, 16093
Hap5009304Hartmann et al., 2008noneL3b1a1a:315.1C, 523-524d, 4317, 16093
Hap5009401Herrnstadt et al., 2002L3b1a1a:146, 152, 195, 247, 16124, 16129, 16187, 16189, 16230, 16311, 16362L3b1a1a:1-576d, 6366, 11347, 16024-16569d
Hap5010609Just et al., 2008noneL3b1a1a:315.1C, 523-524d, 1808R, 14182
Hap5010610Just et al., 2008noneL3b1a1a:315.1C, 523-524d, 8412
Hap5010810Kivisild et al., 2006L3b1a1a:146, 152, 195, 247, 16124, 16129, 16187, 16189, 16230, 16311, 16362L3b1a1a:1-435d, 523-524d, 8393, 16022-16569d
Hap5019517Barbieri et al., 2013anoneL3b1a1a:523-524d, 4512, 5123, 16093
Hap5023206Howell et al., 2004noneL3b1a1a:315.1CC, 523-524d, 6366, 11347
Hap5023207Zheng et al., 2012noneL3b1a1a:523-524d, 10873N, 16093
Hap5023208Zheng et al., 2012noneL3b1a1a:523-524d, 10873N, 12705N, 16093
Hap5023209Zheng et al., 2012noneL3b1a1a:14374, 16093
Hap5023210Zheng et al., 2012noneL3b1a1a:5746N, 5747N, 5748N, 16093
Hap5023211Zheng et al., 2012noneL3b1a1a:16093N
Hap5023212Zheng et al., 2012noneL3b1a1a:8978, 16093
Hap5023213Zheng et al., 2012noneL3b1a1a:523-524d, 7501, 7830
Hap5023214Zheng et al., 2012noneL3b1a1a:315.1C, 523-524d, 16093
Hap5023215Zheng et al., 2012noneL3b1a1a:373, 523-524d, 12684
Hap5023216Zheng et al., 2012noneL3b1a1a:4188, 12903, 16093
Hap5023217Zheng et al., 2012noneL3b1a1a:12903, 16093
Hap5023218Zheng et al., 2012L3b1a1a:152L3b1a1a:152N, 16390N
Hap5023219Zheng et al., 2012noneL3b1a1a:16093
Hap5023220Zheng et al., 2012noneL3b1a1a:16093
Hap5023221Zheng et al., 2012noneL3b1a1a:16093

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
Hap10068664United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10068665United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10068666United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10068667United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10068668United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited 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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