Age: 13,285.7 ± 6,566.4; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Variants: C2835T
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: M8a
Descendant branch(s): M8a2a M8a2b M8a2c M8a2d M8a2e

YFull Info

Name: M8a2

Age: 31000 to 17900 ybp [95% CI]

Expansion: -

Variants: C2835T

Note: This information does not imply an endorcement of YFull or their methods. It is provided at the request of readers.


Haplogroup M8a2 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 6,700 and 19,900 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup M8a2 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.

Build# Called Variants (Mutations) Notes
01 M8a2 2835 16184 Released 27 Aug 2008
02 M8a2 2835 16184 Released 14 Oct 2008
03 M8a2 2835 16184 Released 1 Mar 2009
04 M8a2 2835 16184 Released 10 May 2009
05 M8a2 2835 16184 Released 8 Jul 2009
06 M8a2 2835 Released 28 Sep 2009
07 M8a2 2835 Released 10 Nov 2009
08 M8a2 2835 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 M8a2 2835 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 M8a2 2835 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 M8a2 2835 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 M8a2 2835 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 M8a2 2835 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 M8a2 C2835T Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 M8a2 C2835T Released 30 Sep 2012
16 M8a2 C2835T Released 19 Feb 2014
17 M8a2 C2835T Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup M8a2 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 ID Origin Publication Hg BLD16 Hg BLD17 Hg YFull Missing Variants Additional Variants
Hap5014854 Japan Tanaka et al., 2004 M8a2 M8a2-a* M8a2:152 M8a2:309.1C, 315.1C, 4047, 5252, 16293C
Hap5016248 Ji Y et al., 2008 M8a2 M8a2* none M8a2:315.1C, 11778, 12172, 15530, 15734, 16519
Hap5017006 Wang CY et al., 2011 M8a2 M8a2* none M8a2:309.1C, 315.1C, 499, 4532N, 16519
Hap5017007 Wang CY et al., 2011 M8a2 M8a2* none M8a2:309.1C, 315.1C, 499, 16519
Hap5017008 Wang CY et al., 2011 M8a2 M8a2* none M8a2:309.1C, 315.1C, 499, 16519
Hap5023450 Zheng et al., 2011 M8a2 none M8a2:14641, 15217, 16519
Hap5023451 Zheng et al., 2011 M8a2 none M8a2:16519

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 ID Birth
Birth Country
Maternal Grandmother's
Birth Country
Hap10071349 United States United States China China
Hap10071350 United States United States China China
Hap10071351 Singapore Singapore Singapore Singapore
Hap10071352 Taiwan Taiwan Taiwan Taiwan
Hap10071353 United States United States United States United States
Hap10071354 Taiwan Unspecified Unspecified Taiwan
Hap10071355 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Hap10071356 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Hap10071357 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Hap10071358 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Hap10071359 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Hap10071360 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Hap10071361 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified

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

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

you're currently offline