Age: 2,361.0 ± 1,939.2; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Variants: G930A A8179G
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: M44
Descendant branch(s): M44a1

YFull Info

Name: M44a

Age: 50800 to 12100 ybp [95% CI]

Expansion: -

Variants: G930A A8179G

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


Haplogroup M44a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 400 and 4,300 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup M44a 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
01 M44’52 930 Released 27 Aug 2008
02 M44’52 930 Released 14 Oct 2008
03 M44’52 930 Released 1 Mar 2009
04 M44’52 930 Released 10 May 2009
07 M44a 930 8179 Released 10 Nov 2009
08 M44a 930 8179 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 M44a 930 8179 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 M44a 930 8179 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 M44a 930 8179 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 M44a 930 8179 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 M44a 930 8179 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 M44a G930A A8179G Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 M44a G930A A8179G Released 30 Sep 2012
16 M44a G930A A8179G Released 19 Feb 2014
17 M44a G930A A8179G Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup M44a 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
Hap5006378 Chandrasekar et al., 2009 M44a M44a* none M44a:315.1C, 966C, 3261, 12103, 12810, 14569, 14914
Hap5006379 Chandrasekar et al., 2009 M44a M44a* none M44a:315.1C, 935A
Hap5014437 Sun et al., 2006 M44a M44a* none M44a:315.1C, 965.1XC, 8285.1C

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
Hap10070658 India India India India
Hap10070659 India India India India
Hap10070660 India India India India
Hap10070661 Unspecified India Unspecified India
Hap10070662 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Hap10070663 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified

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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