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Age: 4,032.2 ± 4,998.7; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: C16174T
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: D4j
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup D4j8 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who started this branch lived at some point between recent generations and 9,000 years ago (Behar et al 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup D4j8 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.

09D4j916174Released 20 Jun 2010
10D4j916174Released 10 Aug 2010
11D4j816174Released 7 Feb 2011
12D4j816174Released 20 Jul 2011
13D4j816174Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14D4j8C16174TReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15D4j8C16174TReleased 30 Sep 2012
16D4j8C16174TReleased 19 Feb 2014
17D4j8C16174TReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup D4j8 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
Hap5010073Ingman et al., 2000noneD4j8:309.1C, 315.1C, 9548, 16519
Hap5015500Volodko et al., 2008noneD4j8:309.1C, 315.1C, 16519
Hap5016502Derenko et al., 2010D4j8:16129D4j8:309.1C, 315.1C, 12795, 16519
Hap5016531Derenko et al., 2010noneD4j8:309.1C, 315.1C, 4204, 16519
Hap5016588Derenko et al., 2010noneD4j8:309.1C, 315.1C, 16111A, 16519
Hap5016596Derenko et al., 2010D4j8:16129D4j8:309.1CC, 315.1C, 12795, 16519
Hap5018113Liu et al., 2012noneD4j8:309.1C, 315.1C, 6869, 7205, 16274, 16355, 16399, 16519
Hap5018206Liu et al., 2012noneD4j8:309.1C, 315.1C, 6869, 7205, 16274, 16355, 16399, 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

Related Sources

Additional Resources

mtDNA Consultants

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