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Age: 7,304.6 ± 5,139.3; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: T3535C G16145A
Parent Branch: D4l1
Descendant branch(s): D4l1a1


Haplogroup D4l1a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who founded this line lived between 2,200 and 12,400 years ago (Behar et al 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup D4l1a 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.

01D4la1310 3535 16145Released 27 Aug 2008
02D4la1310 3535 16145Released 14 Oct 2008
03D4la1310 3535 16145Released 1 Mar 2009
09D4l1a3535Released 20 Jun 2010
10D4l1a3535Released 10 Aug 2010
11D4l1a3535Released 7 Feb 2011
12D4l1a3535Released 20 Jul 2011
13D4l1a3535Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14D4l1aT3535CReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15D4l1aT3535CReleased 30 Sep 2012
16D4l1aT3535C G16145AReleased 19 Feb 2014
17D4l1aT3535C G16145AReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup D4l1a 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
Hap5011928Mikami et al., 2013D4l1a:152, 16362D4l1a:315.1C, 523-524d, 9355, 16519
Hap5011974Mikami et al., 2013noneD4l1a:315.1C, 9355, 16519
Hap5015101Tanaka et al., 2004D4l1a:10427D4l1a:315.1C, 13830, 16519
Hap5015239Tanaka et al., 2004D4l1a:16129D4l1a:315.1C, 9355, 16519, 16526

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.

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