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Age: 3,177.4 ± 3,148.8; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: C151T A7307G T15479C
Parent Branch: C4
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup C4e is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who founded this line lived between and 6,300 years ago (Behar et al 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup C4e 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.

11C4e151 7303 15479Released 7 Feb 2011
12C4e151 7307 15479Released 20 Jul 2011
13C4e151 7307 15479Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14C4eC151T A7307G T15479CReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15C4eC151T A7307G T15479CReleased 30 Sep 2012
16C4eC151T A7307G T15479CReleased 19 Feb 2014
17C4eC151T A7307G T15479CReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup C4e 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
Hap5016656Derenko et al., 2010noneC4e:315.1C, 5752d, 13722
Hap5016657Derenko et al., 2010noneC4e:309.1C, 315.1C, 14392

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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mtDNA Consultants

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