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Age: 2,436.0 ± 1,975.6; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: G6261A
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: L3e3b
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup L3e3b1 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 500 and 4,400 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup L3e3b1 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.

07L3e3b16261Released 10 Nov 2009
08L3e3b16261Released 21 Mar 2010
09L3e3b16261Released 20 Jun 2010
10L3e3b16261Released 10 Aug 2010
11L3e3b16261Released 7 Feb 2011
12L3e3b16261Released 20 Jul 2011
13L3e3b16261Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14L3e3b1G6261AReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15L3e3b1G6261AReleased 30 Sep 2012
16L3e3b1G6261AReleased 19 Feb 2014
17L3e3b1G6261AReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup L3e3b1 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
Hap5000333Batini et al., 2011noneL3e3b1:523-524d, 5261
Hap5004289Behar et al., 2012bnoneL3e3b1:315.1C, 523-524d, 5460, 13564G
Hap5009554Herrnstadt et al., 2002L3e3b1:146, 150, 152, 247, 5262, 10816, 12248, 16129, 16187, 16189, 16230, 16265T, 16278, 16311L3e3b1:1-576d, 16024-16569d
Hap5010628Just et al., 2008noneL3e3b1:315.1C, 385, 523-524d, 3396, 7471.1N
Hap5010632Just et al., 2008L3e3b1:16265TL3e3b1:315.1C, 523-524d, 13242, 16265C
Hap5015397van der Walt et al. 2012noneL3e3b1:523-524d, 15734
Hap5018808Barbieri et al., 2012anoneL3e3b1:315.1C, 523-524d, 16291
Hap5023336Howell et al., 2004L3e3b1:10816, 12248L3e3b1:315.1CC, 523-524d, 575.1CC
Hap5023337Zheng et al., 2012noneL3e3b1:198, 16260

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
Hap10069494United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10069495United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10069496United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10069497United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10069498United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10069499United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10069500United 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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