Age: 3,238.8 ± 3,191.8; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: East-Central Asia
Mutations: T152C! G16129A! G16213A
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: A5
Descendant branch(s): A5c1


Haplogroup A5c is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who founded this line lived between and 6,400 years ago (Behar et al., 2012b).

National Geographic Geno 2.0 Information

This information comes from the 2012 update of the National Geographic Genographic Project website.


mtDNA Haplogroup A5c - Geno 2.0
mtDNA Haplogroup A5c – Geno 2.0 | Author: Balanovsky, O. et al., 2011 | Copyright: National Geographic


Haplogroup: A5c
Age: 6,200 ± 5,550 Years Ago
Origin: East-Central Asia
Blurb: This point in your maternal ancestors’ journey began about 6,000 years ago in East-Central Asia. This is a rare lineage.
Author: Rebekah A. Canada | Copyright: National Geographic

mtDNA Haplogroup A5c 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.

01A5c523-524d 16129 16213Released 27 Aug 2008
02A5c523-524d 16129 16213Released 14 Oct 2008
03A5c16129 16213Released 1 Mar 2009
04A5c16129 16213Released 10 May 2009
05A5c16129 16213Released 8 Jul 2009
06A5c16129 16213Released 28 Sep 2009
07A5c16129 16213Released 10 Nov 2009
08A5c16129 16213Released 21 Mar 2010
09A5c152 16129 16213Released 20 Jun 2010
10A5c152 16129 16213Released 10 Aug 2010
11A5c152 16129 16213Released 7 Feb 2011
12A5c152 16129 16213Released 20 Jul 2011
13A5c152 16129 16213Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14A5cT152C! G16129A! G16213AReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15A5cT152C! G16129A! G16213AReleased 30 Sep 2012
16A5cT152C! G16129A! G16213AReleased 19 Feb 2014
17A5cT152C! G16129A! G16213AReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup A5c 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
Hap5011951Mikami et al., 2013noneA5c:309.1C, 315.1C, 2643, 16519
Hap5014980Tanaka et al., 2004A5c:16319A5c:309.1CC, 315.1C
Hap5015353Ueno et al., 2009noneA5c:315.1C, 16519
Hap5015787Derenko et al., 2007noneA5c:309.1C, 315.1C, 9621, 16519
Hap5015802Derenko et al., 2007noneA5c:309.1C, 315.1C, 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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