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Age: Undetermined
Origin: Western Europe
Mutations: T4363C
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: W5a1
Descendant branch(s): W5a1a1


Haplogroup W5a1a is a branch on the maternal tree of humanity.

National Geographic Geno 2.0 Text

Haplogroup: W5a1a
Age: To Be Determined
Origin: Western Europe
Blurb: Like others in her lineage, the first woman to have the genetic marker for this branch was born in Western Europe. Her descendants are now present at low frequencies there.

Author: Rebekah A. Canada | Copyright: National Geographic

mtDNA Haplogroup W5a1a 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
12 W5a1a 4363 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 W5a1a 4363 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 W5a1a T4363C Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 W5a1a T4363C Released 30 Sep 2012
16 W5a1a T4363C Released 19 Feb 2014
17 W5a1a T4363C Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup W5a1a 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
Hap5001419 Behar et al., 2012b W5a1a:152 W5a1a:199Y, 309.1C, 315.1C, 496, 11641, 16145R
Hap5001456 Behar et al., 2012b none W5a1a:214R, 309.1C, 315.1C
Hap5002107 Behar et al., 2012b W5a1a:152 W5a1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 496, 11641
Hap5004894 Behar et al., 2012b none W5a1a:143, 309.1C, 315.1C, 1048, 9591R
Hap5007190 Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016 none W5a1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 16124
Hap5007597 Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016 W5a1a:204 W5a1a:309.1C, 315.1C
Hap5008049 Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016 none W5a1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 16093
Hap5021247 Olivieri et al., 2013 none W5a1a:309.1CC, 315.1C, 16327
Hap5023663 Zheng et al., 2012 none W5a1a:3866
Hap5023664 Zheng et al., 2012 W5a1a:152 W5a1a:111C, 195, 3866, 5492, 6267, 16355
Hap5023665 Zheng et al., 2012 W5a1a:207 W5a1a:315.1C, 868, 1193, 16192

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
Hap10099429United StatesUnited StatesCanadaCanada
Hap10099433United StatesUnited StatesGermanyGermany
Hap10099434United KingdomIrelandIrelandIreland
Hap10099436United StatesPortugalPortugalPortugal
Hap10099438AustraliaAustraliaUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10099439AustraliaAustraliaUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10099440United KingdomUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10099441United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10099442United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10099443United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10099444United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10099445United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10099446United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10099447United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10099448United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10099449United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10099450United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10099451United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10099452United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10099453United 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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