Age: 7,052.5 ± 3,025.7; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Europe
Variants: A10097G T16362C
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: W5
Descendant branch(s): W5a1 W5a2

YFull Info

Name: W5a
Age: 15400 to 10700 ybp [95% CI]
Expansion: 12300 to 7000 ybp [95% CI]
 Variants: A10097G T16362C

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

Haplogroup W5a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 4,000 and 10,100 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

National Geographic Geno 2.0 Text

Haplogroup: W5a
Age: To Be Determined
Origin: Europe
Blurb: This point in your ancestors’ journey began in Europe. From a base along the western coast of Europe, this line migrated north and east, settling as they moved.

Author: Rebekah A. Canada | Copyright: National Geographic

mtDNA Haplogroup W5a 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
03 W5a 10097 Released 1 Mar 2009
04 W5a 10097 Released 10 May 2009
05 W5a 10097 Released 8 Jul 2009
06 W5a 10097 Released 28 Sep 2009
07 W5a 10097 Released 10 Nov 2009
08 W5a 10097 16362 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 W5a 10097 16362 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 W5a 10097 16362 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 W5a 10097 16362 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 W5a 10097 16362 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 W5a 10097 16362 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 W5a A10097G T16362C Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 W5a A10097G T16362C Released 30 Sep 2012
16 W5a A10097G T16362C Released 19 Feb 2014
17 W5a A10097G T16362C Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup W5a 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
Hap5001185 Behar et al., 2012b W5a W5a* W5a:10398 W5a:315.1C
Hap5013081 Denmark Raule et al., 2014 W5a W5a* W5a:189, 194, 207, 709, 1243, 5046 W5a:7028, 10506, 13135, 15217, 16239

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