Age: 16,972.9 ± 6,432.0; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: T8005C G16390A
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: M5b2
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup M5b2a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 10,500 and 23,400 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup M5b2a 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.

07M5b2a8005 16390Released 10 Nov 2009
08M5b2a8005 16390Released 21 Mar 2010
09M5b2a8005 16390Released 20 Jun 2010
10M5b2a8005 16390Released 10 Aug 2010
11M5b2a8005 16390Released 7 Feb 2011
12M5b2a8005 16390Released 20 Jul 2011
13M5b2a8005 16390Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14M5b2aT8005C G16390AReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15M5b2aT8005C G16390AReleased 30 Sep 2012
16M5b2aT8005C G16390AReleased 19 Feb 2014
17M5b2aT8005C G16390AReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup M5b2a 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
Hap5006182Chandrasekar et al., 2009M5b2a:1888M5b2a:236, 271, 309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 8772, 8950, 10128, 10864, 14560, 16063, 16362
Hap5006206Chandrasekar et al., 2009noneM5b2a:236, 271, 309.1CC, 315.1C, 523-524d, 8772, 8950, 10128, 16063, 16362
Hap5014476Sun et al., 2006noneM5b2a:315.1C, 523-524d, 1763, 6260, 8281-8289d, 8572, 10906, 16302

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
Hap10070816Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and TobagoUnspecifiedTrinidad and Tobago

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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