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Age: 8,270.6 ± 4,596.3; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: G5585A
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: H
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup H54 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 3,700 and 12,900 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup H54 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.

14H54G5585AReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15H54G5585AReleased 30 Sep 2012
16H54G5585AReleased 19 Feb 2014
17H54G5585AReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup H54 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
Hap5004105Behar et al., 2012bnoneH54:72, 182, 315.1C, 709, 6267, 8788
Hap5004345Behar et al., 2012bnoneH54:182, 309.1C, 315.1C, 709
Hap5007399Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016noneH54:309.1CC, 315.1C, 2325.1T, 5252, 15311, 15394

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
Hap10009830United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10016714United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10021705United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10034248JapanUnited 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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