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Age: Undetermined
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: A3537G T5082C T16231C
Parent Branch: M6
Descendant branch(s): M6a1 M6a2


Haplogroup M6a is a branch on the maternal tree of humanity.

mtDNA Haplogroup M6a Phylotree History 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.

01M6461 3537 5082 5301 5558 9329 10640 13966 14128 16231 16362 16519Released 27 Aug 2008
02M63537 5301 16231 16362Released 14 Oct 2008
02M6a1461 5082 5558 9329 10640 14128Released 14 Oct 2008
03M63537 5301 16231 16362Released 1 Mar 2009
03M6a1461 5082 5558 9329 10640 14128Released 1 Mar 2009
04M63537 5301 16231 16362Released 10 May 2009
04M6a1461 5082 5558 9329 10640 14128Released 10 May 2009
11M6a3537 5082 16231Released 7 Feb 2011
12M6a3537 5082 16231Released 20 Jul 2011
13M6a3537 5082 16231Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14M6aA3537G T5082C T16231CReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15M6aA3537G T5082C T16231CReleased 30 Sep 2012
16M6aA3537G T5082C T16231CReleased 19 Feb 2014
17M6aA3537G T5082C T16231CReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup M6a 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

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
Hap10070908Sri LankaSri LankaSri LankaSri Lanka

If you use the information in this table, please credit both this site and The National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project.

Sources & Resources

Related Sources

Additional Resources

mtDNA Consultants

The following members of the community offer paid consulting for those seeking help with mtDNA results. Inclusion on this list is not a recommendation or endorsement of any service.


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