Age: 8,991.9 ± 5,049.6; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: T146C! T310C C4763T T9935C C16147T
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: M62
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup M62a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 3,900 and 14,000 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup M62a 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.

08M62a146 310 4763 9935 11914 12793 16147Released 21 Mar 2010
09M62a146 310 4763 9935 11914 12793 16147Released 20 Jun 2010
10M62a146 310 4763 9935 16147Released 10 Aug 2010
11M62a146 310 4763 9935 16147Released 7 Feb 2011
12M62a146 310 4763 9935 16147Released 20 Jul 2011
13M62a146 310 4763 9935 16147Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14M62aT146C! T310C C4763T T9935C C16147TReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15M62aT146C! T310C C4763T T9935C C16147TReleased 30 Sep 2012
16M62aT146C! T310C C4763T T9935C C16147TReleased 19 Feb 2014
17M62aT146C! T310C C4763T T9935C C16147TReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup M62a 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
Hap5006132Chandrasekar et al., 2009M62a:4561, 11914M62a:12793
Hap5006133Chandrasekar et al., 2009M62a:4561, 11914, 13708M62a:8931, 9090, 12793
Hap5012408Qin et al. 2010M62a:16189M62a:16183C, 16452, 16487, 16491

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

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

Sources & Resources

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