Age: Undetermined
Origin: Northwest Europe
Variants: C150T
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: W5a
Descendant branch(s): W5a2b

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Haplogroup W5a2 is a branch on the maternal tree of humanity.

National Geographic Geno 2.0 Text

Haplogroup: W5a2
Age: To Be Determined
Origin: Northwest Europe
Blurb: This point in your ancestors’ journey began in Northwest Europe. Today this rare lineage is present at trace frequencies in the populations of Norway, Scotland, Ireland, and Germany.

Author: Rebekah A. Canada | Copyright: National Geographic

mtDNA Haplogroup W5a2 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
13 W5a2 150 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 W5a2 C150T Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 W5a2 C150T Released 30 Sep 2012
16 W5a2 C150T Released 19 Feb 2014
17 W5a2 C150T Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup W5a2 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
Hap5007604 - Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016 W5a2 - none W5a2:315.1C, 3337, 10166
Hap5007618 - Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016 W5a2 - W5a2:194 W5a2:315.1C
Hap5023666 Zheng et al., 2012 W5a2 none none

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