Age: 6,090.5 ± 3,261.8; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: T16086C
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: I3
Descendant branch(s): I3a1


Haplogroup I3a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 2,800 and 9,400 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup I3a 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.

14I3aT16086CReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15I3aT16086CReleased 30 Sep 2012
16I3aT16086CReleased 19 Feb 2014
17I3aT16086CReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup I3a 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
Hap5001399Behar et al., 2012bnoneI3a:309.1C, 315.1C, 524.1AC
Hap5001420Behar et al., 2012bnoneI3a:189, 309.1C, 315.1C, 524.1ACAC, 11386
Hap5001467Behar et al., 2012bnoneI3a:309.1C, 315.1C, 522.1ACACACACAC, 16051
Hap5001771Behar et al., 2012bnoneI3a:309.1C, 315.1C, 524.1ACAC, 13194, 16491, 16497
Hap5007362Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016noneI3a:309.1C, 315.1C, 522.1ACCA, 16287, 16319
Hap5007381Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016noneI3a:309.1C, 315.1C, 525.1ACACACAC, 16051
Hap5008713Fernandes et al., 2012noneI3a:151, 309.1C, 315.1C, 499, 524.1AC, 6323, 15565
Hap5013407Raule et al., 2014I3a:573.1XCI3a:309.1C, 315.1C, 524.1ACACAC, 3487A
Hap5021221Olivieri et al., 2013I3a:204I3a:309.1C, 315.1C, 524.1AC, 6218, 16239

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
Hap10049221United StatesCanadaCanadaCanada
Hap10049222United StatesUnited StatesGermanyGermany
Hap10049224ItalyUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10049225United KingdomUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10049226United KingdomUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10049227United KingdomUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10049228United StatesUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10049229United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10049230United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10049231United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10049232United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10049233United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10049234United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10049235United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10049236United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10049237United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10049238United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10049239United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10049240United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10049241United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10049242United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States

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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