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Age: 1,804.4 ± 2,457.3; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: T13461C
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: A5a
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup A5a2 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who started this branch lived at some point between recent generations and 4,300 years ago (Behar et al 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup A5a2 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
01 A5a2 13461 Released 27 Aug 2008
02 A5a2 13461 Released 14 Oct 2008
03 A5a2 13461 Released 1 Mar 2009
04 A5a2 13461 Released 10 May 2009
05 A5a2 13461 Released 8 Jul 2009
06 A5a2 13461 Released 28 Sep 2009
07 A5a2 13461 Released 10 Nov 2009
08 A5a2 13461 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 A5a2 13461 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 A5a2 13461 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 A5a2 13461 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 A5a2 13461 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 A5a2 13461 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 A5a2 T13461C Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 A5a2 T13461C Released 30 Sep 2012
16 A5a2 T13461C Released 19 Feb 2014
17 A5a2 T13461C Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup A5a2 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
Hap5000740 Behar et al., 2008c A5a2:16189, 16230, 16278, 16290, 16311, 16319 A5a2:315.1C, 523-524d, 16166-16319d, 16519
Hap5014663 Tanaka et al., 2004 none A5a2:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 1420, 16519
Hap5015114 Tanaka et al., 2004 none A5a2:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 16519
Hap5015190 Tanaka et al., 2004 none A5a2:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 16519
Hap5015364 Ueno et al., 2009 none A5a2:309.1C, 315.1C, 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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