Age: 14,386.1 ± 6,038.4; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Variants: C5100T
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: M8a
Descendant branch(s): M8a3a

YFull Info

Name: M8a3

Age: 31000 to 17900 ybp [95% CI]

Expansion: -

Variants: C5100T

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


Haplogroup M8a3 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 8,300 and 20,400 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup M8a3 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
11 M8a3 5100 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 M8a3 5100 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 M8a3 5100 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 M8a3 C5100T Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 M8a3 C5100T Released 30 Sep 2012
16 M8a3 C5100T Released 19 Feb 2014
17 M8a3 C5100T Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup M8a3 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
Hap5017516 Yu et al., 2010b M8a3 M8a3* M8a3:146 M8a3:315.1C, 7076, 9371, 13488, 14484, 16086, 16519
Hap5023455 Zheng et al., 2011 M8a3 none M8a3:2185, 12216, 16126, 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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