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Age: 3,864.7 ± 2,994.1; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: C10308T
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: V15
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup V15a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 900 and 6,900 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup V15a 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 V15a C10308T Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 V15a C10308T Released 30 Sep 2012
16 V15a C10308T Released 19 Feb 2014
17 V15a C10308T Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup V15a 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
Hap5001517 Behar et al., 2012b none V15a:217Y, 309.1CC, 315.1C, 16519
Hap5001749 Behar et al., 2012b none V15a:309.1C, 315.1C, 2230T, 5471, 11230, 16519
Hap5003282 Behar et al., 2012b none V15a:309.1CC, 315.1C, 3520, 16519
Hap5003349 Behar et al., 2012b none V15a:309.1C, 315.1C, 16519
Hap5003381 Behar et al., 2012b none V15a:309.1C, 315.1C, 4907, 16519
Hap5012566 Raule et al., 2014 V15a:195 V15a:309.1C, 315.1C, 16519
Hap5013688 Raule et al., 2014 none V15a:310, 311, 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
Hap10096567United StatesCanadaCanadaCanada
Hap10096568United StatesUnited StatesCanadaCanada
Hap10096569United StatesUnited StatesCanadaCanada
Hap10096571United KingdomIrelandIrelandIreland
Hap10096572United KingdomUnited KingdomIrelandIreland
Hap10096573United StatesUnited StatesIrelandIreland
Hap10096574United StatesUnited StatesNetherlandsNetherlands
Hap10096576United StatesUnited StatesNorwayNorway
Hap10096577United StatesUnited StatesSwedenSweden
Hap10096578CanadaUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10096579United KingdomUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10096580United KingdomUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10096581United KingdomUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10096582United KingdomUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10096583United KingdomUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10096584United KingdomUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10096585UnspecifiedUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10096586United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10096587United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10096588United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10096589United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10096590United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited 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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