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Age: 14,272.9 ± 5,687.4; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: A10754G C14989T
Parent Branch: B5a1
Descendant branch(s): B5a1b1


Haplogroup B5a1b is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who founded this line lived between 8,600 and 20,000 years ago (Behar et al 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup B5a1b 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.

06B5a1b10754 14989Released 28 Sep 2009
07B5a1b10754 14989Released 10 Nov 2009
08B5a1b10754 14989Released 21 Mar 2010
09B5a1b10754 14989Released 20 Jun 2010
10B5a1b10754 14989Released 10 Aug 2010
11B5a1b10754 14989Released 7 Feb 2011
12B5a1b10754 14989Released 20 Jul 2011
13B5a1b10754 14989Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14B5a1bA10754G C14989TReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15B5a1bA10754G C14989TReleased 30 Sep 2012
16B5a1bA10754G C14989TReleased 19 Feb 2014
17B5a1bA10754G C14989TReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup B5a1b 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
Hap5022128Kong et al., 2003noneB5a1b:315.1C, 523-524d, 3540, 5773, 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.

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