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

YFull Info

Name: B5a1b
Age: 24600 to 18600 ybp [95% CI]
Expansion: 21500 to 12500 ybp [95% CI]
 Variants: A10754G C14989T

Note: This information does not imply an endorsement of YFull or their methods. It is provided at the request of readers.

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

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.

Build# Called Variants (Mutations) Notes
06 B5a1b 10754 14989 Released 28 Sep 2009
07 B5a1b 10754 14989 Released 10 Nov 2009
08 B5a1b 10754 14989 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 B5a1b 10754 14989 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 B5a1b 10754 14989 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 B5a1b 10754 14989 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 B5a1b 10754 14989 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 B5a1b 10754 14989 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 B5a1b A10754G C14989T Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 B5a1b A10754G C14989T Released 30 Sep 2012
16 B5a1b A10754G C14989T Released 19 Feb 2014
17 B5a1b A10754G C14989T Released 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 results over to build 17.

Hg IDOriginPublicationHg BLD16 Hg BLD17 Hg YFullMissing VariantsAdditional Variants
Hap5022128 China, People's Republic of Kong et al., 2003 B5a1b B5a1b* none B5a1b:315.1C, 523-524d, 3540, 5773, 16183C

Sources & Resources

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