Age: 13,527.5 ± 3,229.0; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Anatolia
Variants: T72C T16298C
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: HV
Descendant branch(s): HV0a HV0b HV0c HV0d HV0e HV0f HV0g

YFull Info

Name: HV0
Age: 36600 to 30900 ybp [95% CI]
Expansion: 28000 to 19200 ybp [95% CI]
 Variants: T72C T16298C

Note: This information does not imply an endorsement of YFull or their methods. It is provided at the request of readers.

Haplogroup HV0 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who founded this line lived between 10,300 and 16,800 years ago (Behar et al., 2012b).

National Geographic Geno 2.0 Text

Haplogroup: HV0
Age: 19,300 ± 7,000 Years Ago
Origin: Anatolia
Blurb: This line was born in Anatolia (present-day Turkey). Over time, it has spread across much of West Asia and Europe. However, subsequent migrations by other groups have reduced this line’s numbers. Thus, it is often a minor part of any population group.

Today, this line is most common in Slovenia, where it is 11 percent of the population. It is about 8 percent of maternal lineages in Portugal, Latvia, Croatia, and Estonia. It is between 5 and 6 percent of the population in the Netherlands, Finland, Austria, Hungary, Scotland, Norway, Northern Ireland, Denmark, and Switzerland.

Author: Rebekah A. Canada | Copyright: National Geographic

mtDNA Haplogroup HV0 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 Variants (Mutations) Notes
01 HV0 72 16298 Released 27 Aug 2008
02 HV0 72 16298 Released 14 Oct 2008
03 HV0 72 16298 Released 1 Mar 2009
04 HV0 72 16298 Released 10 May 2009
05 HV0 72 16298 Released 8 Jul 2009
06 HV0 72 16298 Released 28 Sep 2009
07 HV0 72 16298 Released 10 Nov 2009
08 HV0 72 16298 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 HV0 72 16298 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 HV0 72 16298 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 HV0 72 16298 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 HV0 72 16298 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 HV0 72 16298 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 HV0 T72C T16298C Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 HV0 T72C T16298C Released 30 Sep 2012
16 HV0 T72C T16298C Released 19 Feb 2014
17 HV0 T72C T16298C Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup HV0 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 results over to build 17.

Hg ID Origin Publication Hg BLD16 Hg BLD17 Hg YFull Missing Variants Additional Variants
Hap5004902 Behar et al., 2012b HV0 HV0* none HV0:150, 186, 239, 309.1C, 315.1C, 3531, 3745, 5493, 13980, 16249
Hap5004923 Behar et al., 2012b HV0 HV0* none HV0:309.1C, 315.1C, 1842, 5366, 16172, 16368, 16519
Hap5004957 Behar et al., 2012b HV0 HV0h none HV0:309.1CC, 315.1C, 8473, 11518, 16519
Hap5012969 Italy Raule et al., 2014 HV0 HV0* none HV0:309.1C, 315.1C, 334, 705, 7958, 8058, 8787A, 16519, 16527

Sources & Resources

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Peoples: | Places: Austria, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Scotland, and Switzerland

Last Updated: Last updated: August 6, 2018 at 5:09 am


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