Age: 10,530.3 ± 5,040.0; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Variants: T8277C A14587G T16325C
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Parent Branch: M18
Descendant branch(s):

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Haplogroup M18b is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 5,500 and 15,600 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup M18b 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
14 M18b T8277C A14587G T16325C Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 M18b T8277C A14587G T16325C Released 30 Sep 2012
16 M18b T8277C A14587G T16325C Released 19 Feb 2014
17 M18b T8277C A14587G T16325C Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup M18b 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 results over to build 17.

Hg IDOriginPublicationHg BLD16 Hg BLD17 Hg YFullMissing VariantsAdditional Variants
Hap5005020 - Behar et al., 2012b M18b - none M18b:199, 315.1C, 9099
Hap5005966 - Chandrasekar et al., 2009 M18b - none M18b:309.1C, 315.1C, 4170, 7075C, 8278.1XC, 8406, 9073, 10320, 15603

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