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Age: 11,543.4 ± 3,887.9; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: C16266T
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: D5a2
Descendant branch(s): D5a2a1 D5a2a2


Haplogroup D5a2a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who founded this line lived between 7,700 and 15,400 years ago (Behar et al 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup D5a2a 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
01 D5a2a 16092 16164 16266 Released 27 Aug 2008
01 D5d1 16092 Released 27 Aug 2008
02 D5a2a 16092 16164 16266 Released 14 Oct 2008
02 D5d1 16092 Released 14 Oct 2008
03 D5d1 16092 Released 1 Mar 2009
04 D5a2a 16092 16164 16266 Released 10 May 2009
04 D5d1 16092 Released 10 May 2009
05 D5d1 16092 Released 8 Jul 2009
07 D5a2a’c 16092 16266 Released 10 Nov 2009
08 D5a2a’c 16092 16266 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 D5a2a 16266 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 D5a2a 16266 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 D5a2a 16266 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 D5a2a 16266 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 D5a2a 16266 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 D5a2a C16266T Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 D5a2a C16266T Released 30 Sep 2012
16 D5a2a C16266T Released 19 Feb 2014
17 D5a2a C16266T Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup D5a2a 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
Hap5016513 Derenko et al., 2010 none D5a2a:315.1C, 523-524d, 4232, 8322, 16182C, 16183C, 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
Hap10046760Korea, SouthUnspecifiedUnspecifiedKorea, South

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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