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Age: 8,287.4 ± 3,436.7; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Anatolia
Mutations: C8002T C8658T
Parent Branch: W6
Descendant branch(s): W6c1


Haplogroup W6c is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 4,900 and 11,700 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

National Geographic Geno 2.0 Text

Haplogroup: W6c
Age: To Be Determined
Origin: Anatolia
Blurb: This branch of your maternal lineage took place in Anatolia, and this line is most common in the modern population of Turkey.

Author: Rebekah A. Canada | Copyright: National Geographic


mtDNA Haplogroup W6c 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.

14W6cC8002T C8658TReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15W6cC8002T C8658TReleased 30 Sep 2012
16W6cC8002T C8658TReleased 19 Feb 2014
17W6cC8002T C8658TReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup W6c 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
Hap5008030Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016noneW6c:309.1C, 315.1C, 3438, 7142, 11353, 11806, 15061
Hap5020996Derenko et al., 2013W6c:16192W6c:309.1C, 315.1C, 10194, 16445
Hap5021007Derenko et al., 2013W6c:16192W6c:309.1C, 315.1C, 10194, 16445
Hap5021015Derenko et al., 2013W6c:16192W6c:309.1C, 315.1C, 10194, 16445

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
Hap10099853United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10099854United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10099855United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10099856United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10099857UnspecifiedUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10099858Sri LankaUnspecifiedUnspecifiedSri Lanka
Hap10099859United StatesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10099860United StatesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10099861United StatesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited 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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