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Age: 3,965.9 ± 2,715.3; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: C16268T
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: B4a1b
Descendant branch(s): B4a1b1a


Haplogroup B4a1b1 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who founded this line lived between 1,300 and 6,700 years ago (Behar et al 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup B4a1b1 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.

05B4a1b116268Released 8 Jul 2009
06B4a1b116268Released 28 Sep 2009
07B4a1b116268Released 10 Nov 2009
08B4a1b116268Released 21 Mar 2010
09B4a1b116268Released 20 Jun 2010
10B4a1b116268Released 10 Aug 2010
11B4a1b116268Released 7 Feb 2011
12B4a1b116268Released 20 Jul 2011
13B4a1b116268Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14B4a1b1C16268TReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15B4a1b1C16268TReleased 30 Sep 2012
16B4a1b1C16268TReleased 19 Feb 2014
17B4a1b1C16268TReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup B4a1b1 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
Hap5015165Tanaka et al., 2004noneB4a1b1:309.1CC, 315.1C, 523-524d, 5004, 16182C, 16183C
Hap5022368Zheng et al., 2011noneB4a1b1:150, 310N, 523-524d, 5004, 16182N, 16183C

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.

Sources & Resources

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