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

YFull Info

Name: M5b2a
Age: 42400 to 26500 ybp [95% CI]
Expansion: -
 Variants: T8005C G16390A

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

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.

Build# Called Variants (Mutations) Notes
07 M5b2a 8005 16390 Released 10 Nov 2009
08 M5b2a 8005 16390 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 M5b2a 8005 16390 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 M5b2a 8005 16390 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 M5b2a 8005 16390 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 M5b2a 8005 16390 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 M5b2a 8005 16390 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 M5b2a T8005C G16390A Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 M5b2a T8005C G16390A Released 30 Sep 2012
16 M5b2a T8005C G16390A Released 19 Feb 2014
17 M5b2a T8005C G16390A Released 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 results over to build 17.

Hg IDOriginPublicationHg BLD16 Hg BLD17 Hg YFullMissing VariantsAdditional Variants
Hap5006182 Chandrasekar et al., 2009 M5b2a M5b2a M5b2a:1888 M5b2a:236, 271, 309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 8772, 8950, 10128, 10864, 14560, 16063, 16362
Hap5006206 Chandrasekar et al., 2009 M5b2a M5b2a none M5b2a:236, 271, 309.1CC, 315.1C, 523-524d, 8772, 8950, 10128, 16063, 16362
Hap5014476 Sun et al., 2006 M5b2a M5b2a none M5b2a:315.1C, 523-524d, 1763, 6260, 8281-8289d, 8572, 10906, 16302

Sources & Resources

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