Age: 11,197.4 ± 2,084.2; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: West Asia
Variants: C15904T
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: HV0
Descendant branch(s): HV0a1 V

YFull Info

Name: HV0a
Age: 28000 to 19200 ybp [95% CI]
Expansion: 23200 to 15900 ybp [95% CI]
 Variants: C15904T

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

Haplogroup HV0a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who founded this line lived between 9,100 and 13,300 years ago (Behar et al 2012b).


This timeline is an overview of the HV0a branch’s history from the first early people to the birth of the first woman from the HV0a lineage. (View in new tab.)

mtDNA Haplogroup HV0a 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 HV0a 15904 Released 27 Aug 2008
02 HV0a 15904 Released 14 Oct 2008
03 HV0a 15904 Released 1 Mar 2009
04 HV0a 15904 Released 10 May 2009
05 HV0a 15904 Released 8 Jul 2009
06 HV0a 15904 Released 28 Sep 2009
07 HV0a 15904 Released 10 Nov 2009
08 HV0a 15904 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 HV0a 15904 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 HV0a 15904 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 HV0a 15904 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 HV0a 15904 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 HV0a 15904 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 HV0a C15904T Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 HV0a C15904T Released 30 Sep 2012
16 HV0a C15904T Released 19 Feb 2014
17 HV0a C15904T Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup HV0a 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
Hap5000006 Italy Achilli et al., 2004 HV0a HV0a* none HV0a:309.1CC, 315.1C, 5581, 8557, 15221, 16222, 16519
Hap5003546 Behar et al., 2012b HV0a HV0a* none HV0a:295, 309.1C, 315.1C, 3540, 16519
Hap5003799 Behar et al., 2012b HV0a HV0a* HV0a:16189 HV0a:309.1C, 315.1C, 368, 7930, 12372, 13862, 15731R
Hap5008997 Fraumene et al., 2006 HV0a HV0a2 HV0a:73, 16298 HV0a:12662, 16519

Sources & Resources

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Last Updated: Last updated: October 16, 2018 at 4:41 am


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