Age: Undetermined
Origin: Asia
Mutations: G4113A A5514G T9126C G15217A
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Parent Branch: A
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup A17 is a branch on the maternal tree of humanity. Its age has not been determined, but its likely origin is in Asia.

Published studies on this lineage are limited. Zheng et al., 2011 includes a member from the Han population in China. In addition to these, there are two unpublished samples from China (Jiang et al., in 2014) and two from unpublished samples from the Ladakh people in the north of India (Sharma V et al., 2012).

Interestingly, the two people in the Geno 2 database both trace their maternal ancestry to Turkey.

It is difficult to be sure without knowing the age of this branch, but the spread of this lineage may connect to the history of the Silk Road.

mtDNA Haplogroup A17 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.

15A4gG4113A A5514G T9126C G15217AReleased 30 Sep 2012
16A17G4113A A5514G T9126C G15217AReleased 19 Feb 2014
17A17G4113A A5514G T9126C G15217AReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup A17 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
Hap5010217Jiang et al., 2014A17:16278, 16311A17:140, 309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 930, 16051
Hap5010298Jiang et al., 2014A17:16290, 16311A17:41, 309.1CC, 315.1C, 482, 523-524d, 4561, 15346, 16325, 16519
Hap5017249Sharma V et al., 2012A17:16311A17:309.1CCT, 310, 315.1C, 523-524d, 1833, 13965, 16235
Hap5017286Sharma V et al., 2012A17:16311A17:523-524d, 1833, 13965, 16235
Hap5022215Zheng et al., 2011noneA17:523-524d, 16390, 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: Han Chinese and Ladakh | Places: East Asia, India, and Turkey

Last Updated: Last updated: August 14, 2016 at 20:07 pm

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