Age: 23,208.4 ± 6,364.8; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Variants: A3744G G16048A
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: M5b
Descendant branch(s): M5b2a M5b2b

YFull Info

Name: M5b2
Age: 48900 to 31500 ybp [95% CI]
Expansion: -
 Variants: A3744G G16048A

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

Haplogroup M5b2 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 16,800 and 29,600 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup M5b2 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 M5b2 3744 16048 Released 10 Nov 2009
08 M5b2 3744 16048 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 M5b2 3744 16048 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 M5b2 3744 16048 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 M5b2 3744 16048 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 M5b2 3744 16048 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 M5b2 3744 16048 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 M5b2 A3744G G16048A Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 M5b2 A3744G G16048A Released 30 Sep 2012
16 M5b2 A3744G G16048A Released 19 Feb 2014
17 M5b2 A3744G G16048A Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup M5b2 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

Sources & Resources

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