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Age: 1,708.4 ± 4,577.4; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: T6638C
Parent Branch: H3b
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup H3b2 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who started this branch lived at some point between recent generations and 6,300 years ago (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup H3b2 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.

14H3b2T6638CReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15H3b2T6638CReleased 30 Sep 2012
16H3b2T6638CReleased 19 Feb 2014
17H3b2T6638CReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup H3b2 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
Hap5002279Behar et al., 2012bnoneH3b2:309.1C, 315.1C, 5460
Hap5003494Behar et al., 2012bnoneH3b2:309.1C, 315.1C, 481Y
Hap5006546Coble et al., 2004noneH3b2:309.1C, 315.1C

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
Hap10000553United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10002832United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10004255UnspecifiedUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10006765United StatesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10017928United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10021227United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10024183CanadaCanadaUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10027020JapanUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10030571United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10032310United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10034058United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States

If you use the information in this table, please credit both this site and The National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project.

Sources & Resources

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