Age: Undetermined
Origin: Undetermined
Variants: T3644C A16177G
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: W5a2
Descendant branch(s):

YFull Info

Name: W5a2b

Age: 12200 to 3800 ybp [95% CI]

Expansion: 12900 to 500 ybp [95% CI]

Variants: T3644C A16177G

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


Haplogroup W5a2b is a branch on the maternal tree of humanity.

mtDNA Haplogroup W5a2b 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
16 W5a2b T3644C A16177G Released 19 Feb 2014
17 W5a2b T3644C A16177G Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup W5a2b 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 ID Origin Publication Hg BLD16 Hg BLD17 Hg YFull Missing Variants Additional Variants
Hap5004636 Behar et al., 2012b W5a2b W5a2b none W5a2b:199, 315.1C, 523-524d, 5558
Hap5008045 - Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016 W5a2b - W5a2b:194 W5a2b:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 13044, 16177R

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 ID Birth
Birth Country
Maternal Grandmother's
Birth Country
Hap10099667 Canada Canada Canada Canada
Hap10099668 Austria Croatia Croatia Croatia
Hap10099669 Canada Canada United Kingdom United Kingdom
Hap10099670 United States United States United States United States
Hap10099671 United States United States United States United States
Hap10099672 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Hap10099673 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Hap10099674 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Hap10099675 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Hap10099676 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Hap10099677 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Hap10099678 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified

If you use the information in this table, please credit both this site and The National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project.

Sources & Resources

Related Sources

Additional Resources

mtDNA Consultants

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