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Age: 16,898.7 ± 6,913.0; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: A14587G
Parent Branch: B4b1b'c
Descendant branch(s): B4b1c1 B4b1c2


Haplogroup B4b1c is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who founded this line lived between 10,000 and 23,800 years ago (Behar et al 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup B4b1c 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.

01B4b1c8343 11053 14587Released 27 Aug 2008
02B4b1c8343 11053 14587Released 14 Oct 2008
05B4b1c14587Released 8 Jul 2009
06B4b1c14587Released 28 Sep 2009
07B4b1c14587Released 10 Nov 2009
08B4b1c14587Released 21 Mar 2010
09B4b1c14587Released 20 Jun 2010
10B4b1c14587Released 10 Aug 2010
11B4b1c14587Released 7 Feb 2011
12B4b1c14587Released 20 Jul 2011
13B4b1c14587Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14B4b1cA14587GReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15B4b1cA14587GReleased 30 Sep 2012
16B4b1cA14587GReleased 19 Feb 2014
17B4b1cA14587GReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup B4b1c 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
Hap5011262Ko et al., 2014B4b1c:8281-8289dB4b1c:2772, 8343, 12398, 16051, 16189
Hap5011659Kong et al., 2006noneB4b1c:185, 315.1C, 8343, 9065, 11053, 16182C, 16183C, 16240

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
Hap10044460Korea, SouthKorea, SouthKorea, SouthKorea, South
Hap10044461Korea, SouthKorea, SouthUnspecifiedKorea, South
Hap10044462United StatesTaiwanUnspecifiedTaiwan

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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