Age: 44,926.1 ± 3,484.8; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: East Asia
Variants: C6455T T9824C
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: M
Descendant branch(s): M7a M7b’c

YFull Info

Name: M7

Age: 53700 to 50200 ybp [95% CI]

Expansion: -

Variants: C6455T T9824C

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


Haplogroup M7 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 41,400 and 48,400 years (Behar et al., 2012b).


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Today, this line is most common in East Asia. It is present in Madagascar off the eastern coast of Africa. It is found in most of the islands of Southeast Asia. In Asia, it stretches back west at lower frequencies. In places, it reaches as far west as the Black Sea.

National Geographic Geno 2.0 Text

Haplogroup: M7
Age: 54,800 ± 13,400 Years Ago
Origin: East Asia
Blurb: This branch was born around 55,000 years ago to a woman in East Asia. Traveling along the coast, groups containing women from this lineage settled across modern-day China. Some ventured to the coastal islands. They settled in Japan, Taiwan, and the Philippines.

Author: Rebekah A. Canada | Copyright: National Geographic

mtDNA Haplogroup M7 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
01 M7 6455 9824 Released 27 Aug 2008
02 M7 6455 9824 Released 14 Oct 2008
03 M7 6455 9824 Released 1 Mar 2009
04 M7 6455 9824 Released 10 May 2009
05 M7 6455 9824 Released 8 Jul 2009
06 M7 6455 9824 Released 28 Sep 2009
07 M7 6455 9824 Released 10 Nov 2009
08 M7 6455 9824 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 M7 6455 9824 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 M7 6455 9824 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 M7 6455 9824 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 M7 6455 9824 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 M7 6455 9824 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 M7 C6455T T9824C Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 M7 C6455T T9824C Released 30 Sep 2012
16 M7 C6455T T9824C Released 19 Feb 2014
17 M7 C6455T T9824C Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup M7 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 ID Origin Publication Hg BLD16 Hg BLD17 Hg YFull Missing Variants Additional 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 ID Birth
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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Last Updated: Last updated: October 4, 2018 at 20:53 pm

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