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Age: Undetermined
Origin: Siberia
Mutations: G1709A A9754G G16039A T16356C
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: A12
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup A12a is an Asian branch on the maternal tree of humanity.

Information about the lineage comes from two published study and a citizen science donated sample. The first study includes a lineage member from the Evenk people (Starikovskaya et al., 2005). The second includes someone from the Mansi people (Derenko et al., 2007). Both peoples are from Siberia. The citizen science donated sample does not have demographic information (Behar et al., 2012b).

Geno 2 data does not have a member from this line.

It is difficult to be sure with limited data, but this branch likely originates in Siberia.

mtDNA Haplogroup A12a 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
16 A12a G1709A A9754G G16039A T16356C Released 19 Feb 2014
17 A12a G1709A A9754G G16039A T16356C Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup A12a 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
Hap5001613 Behar et al., 2012b none A12a:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 4812C, 8839, 9804, 10718, 16188
Hap5014377 Starikovskaya et al., 2005 none A12a:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 3310, 13758, 16519
Hap5015911 Derenko et al., 2007 none A12a:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 15712, 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
Hap10040900United StatesUnited StatesGermanyGermany
Hap10040901United StatesItalyItalyItaly
Hap10040902AustraliaUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10040903United KingdomUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10040904United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10040905United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10040906United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10040907United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10040908United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States

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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Peoples: Evenk and Mansi | Places: Siberia

Last Updated: Last updated: August 14, 2016 at 20:18 pm

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