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Age: 1,115.8 ± 6,029.8; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: G7444A T7678C
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Parent Branch: H40
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup H40b is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who started this branch lived at some point between recent generations and 7,100 years ago (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup H40b 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 Mutations Notes
14 H40b G7444A T7678C Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 H40b G7444A T7678C Released 30 Sep 2012
16 H40b G7444A T7678C Released 19 Feb 2014
17 H40b G7444A T7678C Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup H40b 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
Hap5002282 Behar et al., 2012b H40b:152 H40b:309.1C, 315.1C
Hap5002291 Behar et al., 2012b none H40b:309.1C, 315.1C
Hap5009911 Herrnstadt et al., 2002 H40b:73, 146, 152, 195, 247, 16129, 16187, 16189, 16223, 16230, 16278, 16311 H40b:1-576d, 750, 4561, 16024-16569d

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
Hap10000325United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10004641United StatesUnited StatesRussiaRussia
Hap10004644United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10005956United StatesPanamaUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10006657United StatesRussiaPolandPoland
Hap10010338United StatesUnited StatesRussiaRussia
Hap10010612United StatesUnited StatesBelarusBelarus
Hap10011216United StatesUnited StatesNetherlandsNetherlands
Hap10012316United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10014088United StatesCanadaLatviaLatvia
Hap10015187United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States

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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