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Age: 2,128.6 ± 1,961.3; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: A16399G
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: L3e2a1b
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup L3e2a1b1 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 200 and 4,100 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup L3e2a1b1 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.

07L3e2a1b1499 16399Released 10 Nov 2009
08L3e2a1b1499 16399Released 21 Mar 2010
09L3e2a1b1499 16399Released 20 Jun 2010
10L3e2a1b1499 16399Released 10 Aug 2010
11L3e2a1b1499 16399Released 7 Feb 2011
12L3e2a1b1499 16399Released 20 Jul 2011
13L3e2a1b116399Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14L3e2a1b1A16399GReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15L3e2a1b1A16399GReleased 30 Sep 2012
16L3e2a1b1A16399GReleased 19 Feb 2014
17L3e2a1b1A16399GReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup L3e2a1b1 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
Hap5004494Behar et al., 2012bL3e2a1b1:146L3e2a1b1:315.1C, 499, 523-524d, 6915, 14560
Hap5010639Just et al., 2008noneL3e2a1b1:309.1C, 315.1C, 499, 8711, 10042, 14693
Hap5010643Just et al., 2008noneL3e2a1b1:315.1C, 391, 499, 8047, 8155, 9353
Hap5010645Just et al., 2008noneL3e2a1b1:315.1C, 499, 5921, 7170
Hap5010646Just et al., 2008noneL3e2a1b1:315.1C, 499
Hap5018506Barbieri et al., 2012anoneL3e2a1b1:315.1C, 15442
Hap5023298Zheng et al., 2012noneL3e2a1b1:185, 499, 593
Hap5023299Zheng et al., 2012noneL3e2a1b1:315.1C, 499, 3531, 8911
Hap5023300Zheng et al., 2012noneL3e2a1b1:185, 499, 593, 2768, 16290
Hap5023301Zheng et al., 2012L3e2a1b1:198L3e2a1b1:499, 4164
Hap5023302Zheng et al., 2012noneL3e2a1b1:315.1C, 499, 11353

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
Hap10069215United StatesUnited StatesBahamas, TheBahamas, The
Hap10069217El SalvadorEl SalvadorEl SalvadorEl Salvador
Hap10069219United StatesUnited StatesPortugalPortugal
Hap10069220United StatesPuerto RicoPuerto RicoPuerto Rico
Hap10069221United StatesUnited StatesUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10069222GermanyUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10069223United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10069224United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10069225United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10069226United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10069227United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10069228United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10069229United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10069230United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10069231United StatesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10069232United StatesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10069233United 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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