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Age: 18,805.9 ± 4,005.1; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: A14233G
Parent Branch: I
Descendant branch(s): I5a I5b I5c


Haplogroup I5 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 14,800 and 22,800 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup I5 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.

04I514233Released 10 May 2009
05I514233Released 8 Jul 2009
06I514233Released 28 Sep 2009
07I514233Released 10 Nov 2009
08I514233Released 21 Mar 2010
09I514233 (16148)Released 20 Jun 2010
10I514233 (16148)Released 10 Aug 2010
11I514233Released 7 Feb 2011
12I514233Released 20 Jul 2011
13I514233Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14I5A14233GReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15I5A14233GReleased 30 Sep 2012
16I5A14233GReleased 19 Feb 2014
17I5A14233GReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup I5 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
Hap5008686Fernandes et al., 2012noneI5:309.1C, 315.1C, 9554, 16519
Hap5009621Herrnstadt et al., 2002I5:146, 152, 195, 199, 204, 247, 250, 573.1XC, 16187, 16189, 16230, 16278, 16311, 16391I5:1-576d, 1438, 9007, 14574, 16024-16569d

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
Hap10049790United StatesUnited StatesPolandPoland

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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