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Age: 31,024.4 ± 6,038.4; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: C4335T G15172A
Parent Branch: Q
Descendant branch(s): Q3a Q3b


Haplogroup Q3 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 25,000 and 37,100 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup Q3 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.

01Q3143 2768 4335 15172Released 27 Aug 2008
02Q34335 15172Released 14 Oct 2008
03Q34335 15172Released 1 Mar 2009
04Q34335 15172Released 10 May 2009
05Q34335 15172Released 8 Jul 2009
06Q34335 15172Released 28 Sep 2009
07Q34335 15172Released 10 Nov 2009
08Q34335 15172Released 21 Mar 2010
09Q34335 15172Released 20 Jun 2010
10Q34335 15172Released 10 Aug 2010
11Q34335 15172Released 7 Feb 2011
12Q34335 15172Released 20 Jul 2011
13Q34335 15172Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14Q3C4335T G15172AReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15Q3C4335T G15172AReleased 30 Sep 2012
16Q3C4335T G15172AReleased 19 Feb 2014
17Q3C4335T G15172AReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup Q3 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

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

Related Sources

Additional Resources

mtDNA Consultants

The following members of the community offer paid consulting for those seeking help with mtDNA results. Inclusion on this list is not a recommendation or endorsement of any service.


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