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Age: 6,890.8 ± 4,540.8; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: C5846T C16192T
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: C4a1
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup C4a1b is a branch on the maternal tree of humanity.

mtDNA Haplogroup C4a1b 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.

09C4a1b10685 10891Released 20 Jun 2010
10C4a1b10685 10891Released 10 Aug 2010
11C4a1b10685 10891Released 7 Feb 2011
11C4a55846 16129 16192Released 7 Feb 2011
12C4a1b10685 10891Released 20 Jul 2011
12C4a55846 16129 16192Released 20 Jul 2011
13C4a1b10685 10891Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
13C4a55846 16129 16192Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14C4a1bG10685A A10891GReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
14C4a5C5846T G16129A! C16192TReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15C4a5C5846T G16129A! C16192TReleased 30 Sep 2012
16C4a1bA10891GReleased 19 Feb 2014
16C4a5C5846T G16129A! C16192TReleased 19 Feb 2014
17C4a1bC5846T C16192TReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup C4a1b 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
Hap5010228Jiang et al., 2014C4a1b:15204C4a1b:309.1C, 315.1C, 535, 9452
Hap5018188Liu et al., 2012C4a1b:16093C4a1b:310, 8137, 11893, 14233
Hap5018281Liu et al., 2012C4a1b:16093C4a1b:309.1C, 315.1C, 8137, 11893, 14233

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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