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Age: 6,475.1 ± 3,273.0; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: C4221T
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Parent Branch: V
Descendant branch(s): V15a


Haplogroup V15 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 3,200 and 9,700 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup V15 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 V15 C4221T Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 V15 C4221T Released 30 Sep 2012
16 V15 C4221T Released 19 Feb 2014
17 V15 C4221T Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup V15 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
Hap5007899 Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016 none V15:309.1C, 315.1C, 16093, 16209, 16519

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
Hap10096551United StatesUnited StatesHungaryHungary
Hap10096552United StatesUnited StatesRomaniaRomania
Hap10096556United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10096557United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10096559United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10096560United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10096561United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited 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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