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Age: 14,453.6 ± 6,896.7; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: T398C G8392A A16041G
Parent Branch: L3e3'4'5
Descendant branch(s): L3e5a L3e5b L3e5c L3e5d L3e5e L3e5f


Haplogroup L3e5 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 7,600 and 21,400 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup L3e5 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.

01L3e5398 8392 16041Released 27 Aug 2008
02L3e5398 8392 16041Released 14 Oct 2008
03L3e5398 8392 16041Released 1 Mar 2009
04L3e5398 8392 16041Released 10 May 2009
05L3e5398 8392 16041Released 8 Jul 2009
06L3e5398 8392 16041Released 28 Sep 2009
07L3e5398 8392 16041Released 10 Nov 2009
08L3e5398 8392 16041Released 21 Mar 2010
09L3e5398 8392 16041Released 20 Jun 2010
10L3e5398 8392 16041Released 10 Aug 2010
11L3e5398 8392 16041Released 7 Feb 2011
12L3e5398 8392 16041Released 20 Jul 2011
13L3e5398 8392 16041Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14L3e5T398C G8392A A16041GReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15L3e5T398C G8392A A16041GReleased 30 Sep 2012
16L3e5T398C G8392A A16041GReleased 19 Feb 2014
17L3e5T398C G8392A A16041GReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup L3e5 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
Hap5000549Behar et al., 2008bnoneL3e5:315.1C, 523-524d, 3106N, 7606, 9647, 9972
Hap5018417Soares et al., 2012noneL3e5:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 711, 7280
Hap5021265Podgorná et al., 2013noneL3e5:309.1CC, 315.1C, 521-524d, 13469N, 16254, 16519
Hap5021266Podgorná et al., 2013noneL3e5:93, 309.1C, 315.1C, 521-524d, 5951, 10089, 16519
Hap5021272Podgorná et al., 2013noneL3e5:315.1C, 521-524d, 12530, 16519

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
Hap10069553GermanyUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10069554United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10069555United 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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