Age: Undetermined
Origin: Undetermined
Variants: G16470A G16471A
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: M8a2a
Descendant branch(s):

YFull Info

Name: M8a2a1

Age: 22200 to 11100 ybp [95% CI]

Expansion: -

Variants: G16470A G16471A

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


Haplogroup M8a2a1 is a branch on the maternal tree of humanity.

mtDNA Haplogroup M8a2a1 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
15 M8a2a1 G16470A G16471A Released 30 Sep 2012
16 M8a2a1 G16470A G16471A Released 19 Feb 2014
17 M8a2a1 G16470A G16471A Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup M8a2a1 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
Hap5015126 Japan Tanaka et al., 2004 M8a2a1 M8a2a1* M8a2a1:146, 16278 M8a2a1:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 3372, 7319, 16519
Hap5022133 China, People's Republic of Kong et al., 2003 M8a2a1 M8a2a1a M8a2a1:16311 M8a2a1:309.1C, 315.1C, 3714, 6216, 8289.1CCCCCTCTA, 16390, 16468, 16473, 16519
Hap5023452 Zheng et al., 2011 M8a2a1 M8a2a1:16311 M8a2a1:152, 3714, 6216, 11632, 15511, 16390, 16468, 16473, 16519
Hap5023453 Zheng et al., 2011 M8a2a1 none M8a2a1:152, 302N, 503, 7958, 16438, 16473, 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

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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