Age: 1,906.4 ± 10,473.6; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Variants: G11914A! T15672C
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: M5a
Descendant branch(s):

YFull Info

Name: M5a5
Age: 36300 to 27300 ybp [95% CI]
Expansion: -
 Variants: G11914A! T15672C

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

Haplogroup M5a5 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who started this branch lived at some point between recent generations and 12,400 years ago (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup M5a5 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
07 M5a5 11914 15672 Released 10 Nov 2009
08 M5a5 11914 15672 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 M5a5 11914 15672 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 M5a5 11914 15672 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 M5a5 11914 15672 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 M5a5 11914 15672 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 M5a5 11914 15672 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 M5a5 G11914A! T15672C Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 M5a5 G11914A! T15672C Released 30 Sep 2012
16 M5a5 G11914A! T15672C Released 19 Feb 2014
17 M5a5 G11914A! T15672C Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup M5a5 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
Hap5006197 Chandrasekar et al., 2009 M5a5 M5a5 M5a5:16189 M5a5:309.1C, 315.1C
Hap5006200 Chandrasekar et al., 2009 M5a5 M5a5 none M5a5:315.1C
Hap5006202 Chandrasekar et al., 2009 M5a5 M5a5 none M5a5:309.1C, 315.1C

Sources & Resources

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