Age: 4,801.8 ± 2,912.0; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Variants: A16160G
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Parent Branch: A5a1
Descendant branch(s):

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Note: This information does not imply an endorsement of YFull or their methods. It is provided at the request of readers.

Haplogroup A5a1b is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who founded this line lived between 1,900 and 7,700 years ago (Behar et al 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup A5a1b 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 Variants (Mutations) Notes
01 A5a1b 16160 Released 27 Aug 2008
02 A5a1b 16160 Released 14 Oct 2008
03 A5a1b 16160 Released 1 Mar 2009
04 A5a1b 16160 Released 10 May 2009
05 A5a1b 16160 Released 8 Jul 2009
06 A5a1b 16160 Released 28 Sep 2009
07 A5a1b 16160 Released 10 Nov 2009
08 A5a1b 16160 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 A5a1b 16160 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 A5a1b 16160 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 A5a1b 16160 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 A5a1b 16160 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 A5a1b 16160 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 A5a1b A16160G Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 A5a1b A16160G Released 30 Sep 2012
16 A5a1b A16160G Released 19 Feb 2014
17 A5a1b A16160G Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup A5a1b 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 results over to build 17.

Hg IDOriginPublicationHg BLD16 Hg BLD17 Hg YFullMissing VariantsAdditional Variants
Hap5014885 - Tanaka et al., 2004 A5a1b - A5a1b:16189 A5a1b:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 702, 1892, 16519
Hap5015176 - Tanaka et al., 2004 A5a1b - none A5a1b:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 16291, 16519

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