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Age: 2,064.7 ± 2,179.2; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: T11368C A14148G C15886T
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: M7a1a4
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup M7a1a4a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who started this branch lived at some point between recent generations and 4,200 years ago (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup M7a1a4a 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.

04M7a1a4a11368 14148 15886Released 10 May 2009
05M7a1a4a11368 14148 15886Released 8 Jul 2009
06M7a1a4a11368 14148 15886Released 28 Sep 2009
07M7a1a4a11368 14148 15886Released 10 Nov 2009
08M7a1a4a11368 14148 15886Released 21 Mar 2010
09M7a1a4a11368 14148 15886Released 20 Jun 2010
10M7a1a4a11368 14148 15886Released 10 Aug 2010
11M7a1a4a11368 14148 15886Released 7 Feb 2011
12M7a1a4a11368 14148 15886Released 20 Jul 2011
13M7a1a4a11368 14148 15886Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14M7a1a4aT11368C A14148G C15886TReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15M7a1a4aT11368C A14148G C15886TReleased 30 Sep 2012
16M7a1a4aT11368C A14148G C15886TReleased 19 Feb 2014
17M7a1a4aT11368C A14148G C15886TReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup M7a1a4a 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
Hap5010965Kivisild et al., 2006M7a1a4a:146, 152, 195, 247, 16129, 16187, 16189, 16209, 16230, 16278, 16311, 16324M7a1a4a:1-435d, 523-524d, 5899.1CCCCC, 16022-16569d
Hap5014826Tanaka et al., 2004M7a1a4a:5899.1XCM7a1a4a:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 5899.1CCCCCCCCC, 14180, 16092
Hap5015022Tanaka et al., 2004M7a1a4a:5899.1XCM7a1a4a:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 5899.1CCCCCCCC

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.

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