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Age: 2,860.1 ± 6,941.6; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: A6647G C13785T G15927A
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Parent Branch: H
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup H72 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who started this branch lived at some point between recent generations and 9,800 years ago (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup H72 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 H72 A6647G C13785T G15927A Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 H72 A6647G C13785T G15927A Released 30 Sep 2012
16 H72 A6647G C13785T G15927A Released 19 Feb 2014
17 H72 A6647G C13785T G15927A Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup H72 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
Hap5001230 Behar et al., 2012b H72:16311 H72:315.1C
Hap5002536 Behar et al., 2012b H72:16311 H72:315.1C, 16093
Hap5004193 Behar et al., 2012b none H72:309.1C, 315.1C
Hap5017913 Zaragoza et al., 2010b none H72:315.1C, 3834, 10750, 16248

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
Hap10009792United StatesUnspecifiedPolandPoland
Hap10009810United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10009813United StatesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10009836United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10009912United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10010043United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10010066United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10010077United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10010156United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10010257United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10010290United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10010411United 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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