Age: 26,435.1 ± 6,316.8; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Variants: G143A A2768G
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: Q3
Descendant branch(s): Q3a1

YFull Info

Name: Q3a

Age: 39300 to 19900 ybp [95% CI]

Expansion: -

Variants: G143A A2768G

Note: This information does not imply an endorcement of YFull or their methods. It is provided at the request of readers.


Haplogroup Q3a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 20,100 and 32,800 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup Q3a Phylotree History

Phylotree.org 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.

Build# Called Variants (Mutations) Notes
02 Q3a 143 2768 Released 14 Oct 2008
03 Q3a 143 2768 Released 1 Mar 2009
04 Q3a 143 2768 Released 10 May 2009
05 Q3a 143 2768 Released 8 Jul 2009
06 Q3a 143 2768 Released 28 Sep 2009
07 Q3a 143 2768 Released 10 Nov 2009
08 Q3a 143 2768 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 Q3a 143 2768 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 Q3a 143 2768 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 Q3a 143 2768 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 Q3a 143 2768 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 Q3a 143 2768 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 Q3a G143A A2768G Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 Q3a G143A A2768G Released 30 Sep 2012
16 Q3a G143A A2768G Released 19 Feb 2014
17 Q3a G143A A2768G Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup Q3a 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 ID Origin Publication Hg BLD16 Hg BLD17 Hg YFull Missing Variants Additional Variants
Hap5010179 Ingman et al., 2000 Q3a Q3a* Q3a:152, 11914 Q3a:59, 62T, 64, 309.1C, 315.1C, 4023G, 6260, 7028, 8531, 8842, 9755, 12530, 13269, 14209, 16242A, 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 ID Birth
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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