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Age: 2,064.2 ± 5,627.4; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: G14831A
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Parent Branch: H
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup H50 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who started this branch lived at some point between recent generations and 7,700 years ago (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup H50 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 H50 G14831A Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 H50 G14831A Released 30 Sep 2012
16 H50 G14831A Released 19 Feb 2014
17 H50 G14831A Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup H50 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
Hap5002685 Behar et al., 2012b none H50:309.1C, 315.1C
Hap5003935 Behar et al., 2012b none H50:309.1C, 315.1C, 16172
Hap5004216 Behar et al., 2012b none H50:309.1C, 315.1C, 11182, 16172

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
Hap10001241United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10004324United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10006030United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10006387United StatesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10013409United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10016805New ZealandNew ZealandNew ZealandNew Zealand
Hap10018942United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10020230United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10024688AustraliaAustraliaUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10024722United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10030826United StatesUnspecifiedGermanyGermany
Hap10036129United StatesUnited StatesGermanyGermany

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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