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Age: Undetermined
Origin: Tibetan Plateau
Mutations: T4216C A9052G T13111C A15924G
Parent Branch: A15c
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup A15c1 is a branch on the maternal tree of humanity. Its age is not yet clear.

Available information on this lineage comes from a single study. That study found it in the Sherpa people of the Tibetan Plateau. (Kang et al., 2013)

The Geno 2 dataset does not include a member of the line.

Based on its possible isolation in a single population, it seems likely that this is a relatively young branch that was born in the Tibetan Plateau.

mtDNA Haplogroup A15c1 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.

16A15c1T4216C A9052G T13111C A15924GReleased 19 Feb 2014
17A15c1T4216C A9052G T13111C A15924GReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup A15c1 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
Hap5010713Kang et al., 2013A15c1:207A15c1:523-524d, 8998, 16519
Hap5010714Kang et al., 2013A15c1:207A15c1:523-524d, 5355
Hap5010715Kang et al., 2013A15c1:207A15c1:523-524d, 5355, 16519
Hap5010716Kang et al., 2013A15c1:207, 16311A15c1:523-524d, 16519
Hap5010717Kang et al., 2013A15c1:207A15c1:523-524d, 13928C, 16519
Hap5010718Kang et al., 2013A15c1:207A15c1:523-524d, 7692, 16519
Hap5010719Kang et al., 2013A15c1:207A15c1:523-524d, 8998, 16519
Hap5010720Kang et al., 2013A15c1:207A15c1:523-524d, 8998, 16519
Hap5010721Kang et al., 2013A15c1:207A15c1:523-524d, 8998, 16519
Hap5010722Kang et al., 2013A15c1:207A15c1:523-524d, 16519
Hap5010723Kang et al., 2013A15c1:207A15c1:523-524d, 16519
Hap5010724Kang et al., 2013A15c1:207A15c1:523-524d, 16519
Hap5010725Kang et al., 2013A15c1:207A15c1:523-524d, 16519
Hap5010726Kang et al., 2013A15c1:207A15c1:523-524d, 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.

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Peoples: Sherpa | Places: Tibetan Plateau

Last Updated: Last updated: August 13, 2016 at 12:23 pm

2016-08-13T12:23:38+00:00 June 6th, 2016|