Ads and affiliate links like this help support the Q-M242 project's efforts to test indigenous peoples. Please read the affiliateship and business disclaimers for details. You may also donate directly here.



Age: 7,032.9 ± 4,579.2; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: C16291T
Parent Branch: M7a1a
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup M7a1a7 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 2,500 and 11,600 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup M7a1a7 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.

04M7a1a716291Released 10 May 2009
05M7a1a716291Released 8 Jul 2009
06M7a1a716291Released 28 Sep 2009
07M7a1a716291Released 10 Nov 2009
08M7a1a716291Released 21 Mar 2010
09M7a1a716291Released 20 Jun 2010
10M7a1a716291Released 10 Aug 2010
11M7a1a716291Released 7 Feb 2011
12M7a1a716291Released 20 Jul 2011
13M7a1a716291Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14M7a1a7C16291TReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15M7a1a7C16291TReleased 30 Sep 2012
16M7a1a7C16291TReleased 19 Feb 2014
17M7a1a7C16291TReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup M7a1a7 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
Hap5005543Bilal et al., 2008noneM7a1a7:315.1C, 16519
Hap5010736Kazuno et al., 2005noneM7a1a7:315.1C, 14305, 16519
Hap5011949Mikami et al., 2013noneM7a1a7:309.1CC, 315.1C, 12435, 16318C, 16519, 16526
Hap5014650Tanaka et al., 2004noneM7a1a7:151, 309.1C, 315.1C, 8701, 16519
Hap5014840Tanaka et al., 2004noneM7a1a7:315.1C, 9932, 14206C
Hap5014915Tanaka et al., 2004noneM7a1a7:315.1C, 960.1XC, 16519
Hap5014966Tanaka et al., 2004noneM7a1a7:315.1C, 16519
Hap5015057Tanaka et al., 2004noneM7a1a7:228, 315.1C, 5899.1CCC, 8923, 15164, 16519
Hap5015081Tanaka et al., 2004noneM7a1a7:315.1C, 5899.1CC, 16093, 16519
Hap5015236Tanaka et al., 2004noneM7a1a7:309.1C, 315.1C, 14180, 16519
Hap5023413Zheng et al., 2011noneM7a1a7:3552, 16519
Hap5023414Zheng et al., 2011noneM7a1a7:296, 315.1C, 813, 1694N, 4397N, 8860N, 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
Hap10071014United StatesUnited StatesJapanJapan
Hap10071017United StatesJapanUnspecifiedJapan
Hap10071018UnspecifiedUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States

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.


Peoples: | Places:

Last Updated: Last updated: November 30, -0001 at 0:00 am

-001-11-30T00:00:00+00:00June 6th, 2016|