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Age: 14,104.9 ± 5,961.6; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: C3486T G9329A A13966G
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Parent Branch: M6a
Descendant branch(s): M6a1a M6a1b


Haplogroup M6a1 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 8,100 and 20,100 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup M6a1 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 Mutations Notes
02 M6a 13966 Released 14 Oct 2008
03 M6a 13966 Released 1 Mar 2009
04 M6a 13966 Released 10 May 2009
13 M6a1 3486 9329 13966 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 M6a1 C3486T G9329A A13966G Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 M6a1 C3486T G9329A A13966G Released 30 Sep 2012
16 M6a1 C3486T G9329A A13966G Released 19 Feb 2014
17 M6a1 C3486T G9329A A13966G Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup M6a1 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
Hap5019571 Khan et al., 2014 none M6a1:200, 315.1C, 8865, 9575, 11778, 15301R, 16192, 16519

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
Hap10070910United StatesMalaysiaIndiaIndia

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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