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Age: 4,774.7 ± 3,220.0; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: A7364G C16256T
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: D4a1
Descendant branch(s): D4a1e1


Haplogroup D4a1e is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who founded this line lived between 1,600 and 8,000 years ago (Behar et al 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup D4a1e 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 Mutations Notes
07 D4a1e 7364 16256 Released 10 Nov 2009
08 D4a1e 7364 16256 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 D4a1e 7364 16256 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 D4a1e 7364 16256 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 D4a1e 7364 16256 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 D4a1e 7364 16256 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 D4a1e 7364 16256 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 D4a1e A7364G C16256T Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 D4a1e A7364G C16256T Released 30 Sep 2012
16 D4a1e A7364G C16256T Released 19 Feb 2014
17 D4a1e A7364G C16256T Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup D4a1e 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
Hap5005506 Bilal et al., 2008 none D4a1e:315.1C, 523-524d, 6755, 7334, 8614, 9254
Hap5005813 Chandrasekar et al., 2009 D4a1e:14979 D4a1e:315.1C, 3705, 15839
Hap5011332 Ko et al., 2014 none D4a1e:723, 13140, 16299
Hap5014937 Tanaka et al., 2004 none D4a1e:315.1C, 523-524d, 8614, 9254
Hap5018121 Liu et al., 2012 none D4a1e:72, 315.1C, 745
Hap5018214 Liu et al., 2012 none D4a1e:72, 315.1C, 745

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
Hap10046407United StatesUnited StatesJapanJapan

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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