Haplogroup B4a3 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who founded this line lived between 2,400 and 12,100 years ago (Behar et al 2012b).
mtDNA Haplogroup B4a3 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.
|10||B4a3||15355 15632A 15940 15941 15983 16092 16399||Released 10 Aug 2010|
|11||B4a3||15355 15632A 15940 15941 15983 16092 16399||Released 7 Feb 2011|
|12||B4a3||15355 15632A 15940 15941 15983 16092 16399||Released 20 Jul 2011|
|13||B4a3||15355 15632A 15940 15941 15983 16092 16399||Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS|
|14||B4a3||G15355A C15632a T15940C T15941C T15983C T16092C A16399G||Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS|
|15||B4a3||G15355A C15632a T15940C T15941C T15983C T16092C A16399G||Released 30 Sep 2012|
|16||B4a3||G15355A C15632a T15940C T15941C T15983C T16092C A16399G||Released 19 Feb 2014|
|17||B4a3||G15355A C15632a T15940C T15941C T15983C T16092C A16399G||Released 18 Feb 2016|
mtDNA Haplogroup B4a3 Data Sources
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 ID||Origin||Publication||Hg BLD16||Hg BLD17||Hg YFull||Missing Variants||Additional Variants|
|Hap5014890||Japan||Tanaka et al., 2004||B4a3||B4a3||none||B4a3:309d, 315.1C, 523-524d, 3744, 12033, 16182C, 16183C|
|Hap5016455||Ji F et al., 2012||B4a3||B4a3||none||B4a3:200, 3399, 16182C, 16183C|
Sources & Resources
- Behar, D.M., van Oven, M., Rosset, S., Metspalu, M., Loogväli, E.L., Silva, N.M., Kivisild, T., Torroni, A. and Villems, R. (2012). A “Copernican” reassessment of the human mitochondrial DNA tree from its root. American journal of human genetics, 90(4), 675-684.
- Fan, L., & Yao, Y. G. (2011). MitoTool: a web server for the analysis and retrieval of human mitochondrial DNA sequence variations. Mitochondrion, 11(2), 351-356.
- Fan, L., & Yao, Y. G. (2013). An update to MitoTool: using a new scoring system for faster mtDNA haplogroup determination. Mitochondrion, 13(4), 360-363.
- Ji, F., Sharpley, M.S., Derbeneva, O., Alves, L.S., Qian, P., Wang, Y., Chalkia, D., Lvova, M., Xu, J., Yao, W. and Simon, M. (2012). Mitochondrial DNA variant associated with Leber hereditary optic neuropathy and high-altitude Tibetans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109(19), 7391-7396.
- Tanaka, M., Cabrera, V.M., González, A.M., Larruga, J.M., Takeyasu, T., Fuku, N., Guo, L.J., Hirose, R., Fujita, Y., Kurata, M. & Shinoda, K.I. (2004). Mitochondrial Genome Variation in Eastern Asia and the Peopling of Japan. Genome Research, 14(10a), 1832-1850.
- Van Oven, M., & Kayser, M. (2009). Updated comprehensive phylogenetic tree of global human mitochondrial DNA variation. Human mutation, 30(2), E386-E394.
- Ian Logan’s mtDNA Pages
- Ian Logan’s Instructions for mtGenome Genbank Donation
- James Lick’s mtDNA Utility
- The FTDNA Haplogroup Project for Haplogroup B
- The Wikipedia Article for Haplogroup B
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