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Age: 6,981.3 ± 5,937.7; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: A15924G
Parent Branch: A2k
Descendant branch(s): A2k1a


Haplogroup A2k1 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who founded this line lived between 1,000 and 12,900 years ago (Behar et al 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup A2k1 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.

01A2k115924Released 27 Aug 2008
02A2k115924Released 14 Oct 2008
04A2k115924Released 10 May 2009
05A2k115924Released 8 Jul 2009
06A2k115924Released 28 Sep 2009
07A2k115924Released 10 Nov 2009
08A2k115924Released 21 Mar 2010
09A2k115924Released 20 Jun 2010
10A2k115924Released 10 Aug 2010
11A2k115924Released 7 Feb 2011
12A2k115924Released 20 Jul 2011
13A2k115924Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14A2k1A15924GReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15A2k1A15924GReleased 30 Sep 2012
16A2k1A15924GReleased 19 Feb 2014
17A2k1A15924GReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup A2k1 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
Hap5014571Tamm et al., 2007noneA2k1:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 3397, 8884, 16176, 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.

Sources & Resources

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mtDNA Consultants

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