Age: 13,395.7 ± 2,439.6; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: G11696A
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: D4
Descendant branch(s): D4j1 D4j10 D4j11 D4j12 D4j13 D4j14 D4j15 D4j16 D4j2 D4j3 D4j4 D4j5 D4j6 D4j7 D4j8 D4j9


Haplogroup D4j is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who founded this line lived between 11,000 and 15,800 years ago (Behar et al 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup D4j 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.

01D4j11696Released 27 Aug 2008
02D4j11696Released 14 Oct 2008
03D4j11696Released 1 Mar 2009
04D4j11696Released 10 May 2009
05D4j11696Released 8 Jul 2009
06D4j11696Released 28 Sep 2009
07D4j11696Released 10 Nov 2009
08D4j11696Released 21 Mar 2010
09D4j11696Released 20 Jun 2010
10D4j11696Released 10 Aug 2010
11D4j11696Released 7 Feb 2011
12D4j11696Released 20 Jul 2011
13D4j11696Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14D4jG11696AReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15D4jG11696AReleased 30 Sep 2012
16D4jG11696AReleased 19 Feb 2014
17D4jG11696AReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup D4j 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
Hap5011292Ko et al., 2014noneD4j:10158A, 16286, 16519
Hap5014601Tanaka et al., 2004noneD4j:309.1C, 315.1C, 6261, 9128, 16519
Hap5014819Tanaka et al., 2004noneD4j:315.1C, 7501A, 9909, 11422, 16172, 16519
Hap5015103Tanaka et al., 2004noneD4j:315.1C, 11935, 16299, 16519
Hap5016515Derenko et al., 2010noneD4j:309.1C, 315.1C, 4820, 8285.1C, 8860, 12127, 12662, 13071A, 16359, 16519
Hap5016575Derenko et al., 2010noneD4j:153, 309.1CC, 315.1C, 6216, 8277, 8278.1XC, 14393, 16519
Hap5016590Derenko et al., 2010noneD4j:309.1C, 315.1C, 3438, 6340, 8077, 16286, 16519
Hap5017375Sukernik et al., 2012noneD4j:309.1C, 315.1C, 3438, 8077, 16286, 16519
Hap5022117Kong et al., 2003noneD4j:309.1C, 315.1C, 1442, 4315.1T, 9007, 10724, 12732, 16519
Hap5022530Zheng et al., 2011noneD4j:5131, 8572, 9612, 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.

Sources & Resources

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