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Age: 2,519.8 ± 2,515.2; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Northeast Africa or the Mediterranean
Mutations: A200G A11671G
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: M1b1
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup M1b1a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between and 5,000 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

National Geographic Geno 2.0 Text

Haplogroup: M1b1a
Age: To Be Determined
Origin: Northeast Africa/Mediterranean
Blurb: This branch was born along the Mediterranean. Today it is present in Saudi Arabia, among the Bedouin, and in Italy.

Author: Rebekah A. Canada | Copyright: National Geographic

mtDNA Haplogroup M1b1a 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.

01M1b1a200 11671Released 27 Aug 2008
02M1b1a200 11671Released 14 Oct 2008
03M1b1a200 11671Released 1 Mar 2009
04M1b1a200 11671Released 10 May 2009
05M1b1a200 11671Released 8 Jul 2009
06M1b1a200 11671Released 28 Sep 2009
07M1b1a200 11671Released 10 Nov 2009
08M1b1a200 11671Released 21 Mar 2010
09M1b1a200 11671Released 20 Jun 2010
10M1b1a200 11671Released 10 Aug 2010
11M1b1a200 11671Released 7 Feb 2011
12M1b1a200 11671Released 20 Jul 2011
13M1b1a200 11671Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14M1b1aA200G A11671GReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15M1b1aA200G A11671GReleased 30 Sep 2012
16M1b1aA200G A11671GReleased 19 Feb 2014
17M1b1aA200G A11671GReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup M1b1a 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
Hap5002444Behar et al., 2012bM1b1a:16187M1b1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 316, 827, 16187d
Hap5003407Behar et al., 2012bM1b1a:16187M1b1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 316, 16187d
Hap5012129Pennarun et al., 2012noneM1b1a:189, 309.1C, 315.1C, 8281-8289d
Hap5012808Raule et al., 2014M1b1a:16187M1b1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 705, 12684R, 16187d, 16214
Hap5015655Olivieri et al., 2006noneM1b1a:309.1CC, 315.1C, 5237
Hap5015656Olivieri et al., 2006M1b1a:16187M1b1a:315.1C, 4336, 16187d
Hap5015939Abu-Amero et al., 2008M1b1a:16187M1b1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 1782-2026d, 2053-2559d, 4336, 15722-15843d, 16187d

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
Hap10070072United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10070073United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10070075United StatesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited 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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