Age: 4,074.8 ± 3,782.4; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: A8931G T11075C
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: Z3a1
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup Z3a1a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 300 and 7,900 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup Z3a1a 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.

07Z3a1a8931 11075Released 10 Nov 2009
08Z3a1a8931 11075Released 21 Mar 2010
09Z3a1a8931 11075Released 20 Jun 2010
10Z3a1a8931 11075Released 10 Aug 2010
11Z3a1a8931 11075Released 7 Feb 2011
12Z3a1a8931 11075Released 20 Jul 2011
13Z3a1a8931 11075Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14Z3a1aA8931G T11075CReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15Z3a1aA8931G T11075CReleased 30 Sep 2012
16Z3a1aA8931G T11075CReleased 19 Feb 2014
17Z3a1aA8931G T11075CReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup Z3a1a 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
Hap5006232Chandrasekar et al., 2009noneZ3a1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 6378, 12172, 15452, 16150, 16519
Hap5006273Chandrasekar et al., 2009noneZ3a1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 9452, 16150, 16519
Hap5006277Chandrasekar et al., 2009Z3a1a:146, 207Z3a1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 16519
Hap5018183Liu et al., 2012noneZ3a1a:315.1C, 13174, 16519
Hap5018276Liu et al., 2012noneZ3a1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 13174, 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

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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