Age: 1,665.8 ± 2,352.0; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: G13590A C16114a
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: M5a2a
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup M5a2a3 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who started this branch lived at some point between recent generations and 4,000 years ago (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup M5a2a3 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.

07M5a2a313590 16114AReleased 10 Nov 2009
08M5a2a313590 16114AReleased 21 Mar 2010
09M5a2a313590 16114AReleased 20 Jun 2010
10M5a2a313590 16114AReleased 10 Aug 2010
11M5a2a313590 16114AReleased 7 Feb 2011
12M5a2a313590 16114AReleased 20 Jul 2011
13M5a2a313590 16114AReleased 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14M5a2a3G13590A C16114aReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15M5a2a3G13590A C16114aReleased 30 Sep 2012
16M5a2a3G13590A C16114aReleased 19 Feb 2014
17M5a2a3G13590A C16114aReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup M5a2a3 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
Hap5006175Chandrasekar et al., 2009noneM5a2a3:309.1C, 315.1C, 14950
Hap5006178Chandrasekar et al., 2009noneM5a2a3:309.1C, 315.1C
Hap5006179Chandrasekar et al., 2009noneM5a2a3:309.1C, 315.1C, 14950
Hap5006180Chandrasekar et al., 2009noneM5a2a3:309.1C, 315.1C
Hap5006205Chandrasekar et al., 2009noneM5a2a3:315.1C, 11245, 16170

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.

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