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Age: 2,002.3 ± 2,418.5; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: T7581C C15295T
Parent Branch: D4j1a
Descendant branch(s): D4j1a1a D4j1a1b


Haplogroup D4j1a1 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who started this branch lived at some point between recent generations and 4,400 years ago (Behar et al 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup D4j1a1 Phylotree History 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.

10D4j1a17581 15295Released 10 Aug 2010
11D4j1a17581 15295Released 7 Feb 2011
12D4j1a17581 15295Released 20 Jul 2011
13D4j1a17581 15295Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14D4j1a1T7581C C15295TReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15D4j1a1T7581C C15295TReleased 30 Sep 2012
16D4j1a1T7581C C15295TReleased 19 Feb 2014
17D4j1a1T7581C C15295TReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup D4j1a1 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
Hap5005806Chandrasekar et al., 2009D4j1a1:152D4j1a1:309.1C, 315.1C, 1888, 8877, 8896, 11611, 16051, 16519
Hap5005814Chandrasekar et al., 2009noneD4j1a1:309.1C, 315.1C, 12557, 16519
Hap5005815Chandrasekar et al., 2009noneD4j1a1:200, 309.1C, 315.1C, 3918, 16519
Hap5005816Chandrasekar et al., 2009D4j1a1:152D4j1a1:309.1C, 315.1C, 16051, 16519
Hap5005817Chandrasekar et al., 2009noneD4j1a1:200, 315.1C, 3918, 16519
Hap5005831Chandrasekar et al., 2009noneD4j1a1:309.1C, 315.1C, 16519
Hap5005834Chandrasekar et al., 2009noneD4j1a1:309.1C, 315.1C, 16519
Hap5010684Kang et al., 2013noneD4j1a1:16274
Hap5016457Ji F et al., 2012noneD4j1a1:3397, 16519
Hap5016537Derenko et al., 2010D4j1a1:16311D4j1a1:309.1C, 315.1C, 8711, 9053, 16519
Hap5016539Derenko et al., 2010D4j1a1:152D4j1a1:315.1C, 13830
Hap5016589Derenko et al., 2010noneD4j1a1:315.1C, 523-524d, 16150, 16274
Hap5016630Derenko et al., 2010noneD4j1a1:315.1C, 13830
Hap5022536Zheng et al., 2011noneD4j1a1:5628, 7419, 7819N, 12717, 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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