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Age: 4,277.3 ± 3,964.8; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: C16148T
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: M13a1
Descendant branch(s): M13a1b1


Haplogroup M13a1b is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 300 and 8,200 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup M13a1b 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.

10M13a1b16148Released 10 Aug 2010
11M13a1b16148Released 7 Feb 2011
12M13a1b16148Released 20 Jul 2011
13M13a1b16148Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14M13a1bC16148TReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15M13a1bC16148TReleased 30 Sep 2012
16M13a1bC16148TReleased 19 Feb 2014
17M13a1bC16148TReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup M13a1b 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
Hap5011655Kong et al., 2006noneM13a1b:315.1C, 5461, 16172, 16519
Hap5012389Qin et al. 2010M13a1b:16188M13a1b:315.1C, 16519
Hap5012405Qin et al. 2010M13a1b:16188M13a1b:315.1C, 8392, 16519
Hap5015598Zou et al., 2010noneM13a1b:309.1C, 315.1C, 980, 9053, 10646, 10680, 16239, 16391, 16519
Hap5016414Ji F et al., 2012M13a1b:16188M13a1b:16189, 16519
Hap5017029Wang CY et al., 2011noneM13a1b:315.1C, 15130, 16519
Hap5017030Wang CY et al., 2011noneM13a1b:315.1C, 15130, 16519
Hap5017031Wang CY et al., 2011noneM13a1b:315.1C, 9275N, 15130, 16519
Hap5018450Derenko et al., 2012noneM13a1b:315.1C, 5045, 16086, 16519
Hap5018458Derenko et al., 2012noneM13a1b:315.1C, 5045, 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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