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Age: 11,972.3 ± 3,523.2; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: (C198T) C14340T
Parent Branch: M11
Descendant branch(s): M11a1 M11a2


Haplogroup M11a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 8,400 and 15,500 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup M11a 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.

01M11a14340Released 27 Aug 2008
02M11a14340Released 14 Oct 2008
03M11a14340Released 1 Mar 2009
04M11a14340Released 10 May 2009
05M11a14340Released 8 Jul 2009
06M11a114340Released 28 Sep 2009
07M11a14340Released 10 Nov 2009
08M11a14340Released 21 Mar 2010
09M11a14340Released 20 Jun 2010
10M11a198 14340Released 10 Aug 2010
11M11a198 14340Released 7 Feb 2011
12M11a198 14340Released 20 Jul 2011
13M11a198 14340Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14M11aC198T C14340TReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15M11a(C198T) C14340TReleased 30 Sep 2012
16M11a(C198T) C14340TReleased 19 Feb 2014
17M11a(C198T) C14340TReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup M11a 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
Hap5005965Chandrasekar et al., 2009noneM11a:257, 309.1C, 315.1C, 3394, 13934, 16457, 16519
Hap5018454Derenko et al., 2012noneM11a:309.1C, 315.1C, 739, 7118, 12756, 13768A, 16519
Hap5022125Kong et al., 2003M11a:200M11a:309.1C, 315.1C, 10658, 11860A, 14488, 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

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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mtDNA Consultants

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