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Age: 11,972.5 ± 5,491.7; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: T4856C C16292T
Parent Branch: N9a
Descendant branch(s): N9a6a N9a6b


Haplogroup N9a6 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 6,500 and 17,500 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup N9a6 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.

01N9a616292Released 27 Aug 2008
02N9a616292Released 14 Oct 2008
03N9a616292Released 1 Mar 2009
04N9a616292Released 10 May 2009
05N9a616292Released 8 Jul 2009
06N9a616292Released 28 Sep 2009
07N9a616292Released 10 Nov 2009
08N9a616292Released 21 Mar 2010
09N9a616292Released 20 Jun 2010
10N9a616292Released 10 Aug 2010
11N9a616292Released 7 Feb 2011
12N9a64856 16292Released 20 Jul 2011
13N9a64856 16292Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14N9a6T4856C C16292TReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15N9a6T4856C C16292TReleased 30 Sep 2012
16N9a6T4856C C16292TReleased 19 Feb 2014
17N9a6T4856C C16292TReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup N9a6 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
Hap5017582Gunnarsdóttir et al., 2011bN9a6:195N9a6:309.1CC, 315.1C, 3010, 16309

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

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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