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Age: 1,366.0 ± 2,319.0; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: A14750G
Parent Branch: B5b2a2
Descendant branch(s): B5b2a2a1 B5b2a2a2


Haplogroup B5b2a2a is a branch on the maternal tree of humanity.

mtDNA Haplogroup B5b2a2a 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.

01B5b2b11819 8894T 14750Released 27 Aug 2008
02B5b2b11819 8894T 14750Released 14 Oct 2008
05B5b2b18894T 14750Released 8 Jul 2009
06B5b2b18894T 14750Released 28 Sep 2009
07B5b2b18894T 14750Released 10 Nov 2009
08B5b2b18894T 14750Released 21 Mar 2010
09B5b2b18894T 14750Released 20 Jun 2010
10B5b2b18894T 14750Released 10 Aug 2010
11B5b2b18894T 14750Released 7 Feb 2011
12B5b2b18894T 14750Released 20 Jul 2011
13B5b2b18894T 14750Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14B5b2b1A8894t A14750GReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15B5b2a1b1A14750GReleased 30 Sep 2012
16B5b2a1b1A14750GReleased 19 Feb 2014
17B5b2a2aA14750GReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup B5b2a2a 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

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

Related Sources

Additional Resources

mtDNA Consultants

The following members of the community offer paid consulting for those seeking help with mtDNA results. Inclusion on this list is not a recommendation or endorsement of any service.


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