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Age: 6,816.6 ± 3,280.4; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: A508G
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: V
Descendant branch(s): V18a


Haplogroup V18 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 3,500 and 10,100 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup V18 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 V18 A508G Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 V18 A508G Released 30 Sep 2012
16 V18 A508G Released 19 Feb 2014
17 V18 A508G Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup V18 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
Hap5001277 Behar et al., 2012b none V18:309.1CC, 315.1C, 2119, 7762, 8764, 9148, 14914C, 16519
Hap5006709 Coble et al., 2004 none V18:309.1CC, 315.1C, 16311Y, 16519
Hap5012212 Pichler et al., 2008 none V18:309.1C, 315.1C, 16519
Hap5012849 Raule et al., 2014 none V18:309.1C, 315.1C, 7762, 14914C, 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
Hap10096731United StatesHungaryHungaryHungary
Hap10096732United StatesUnited StatesSpainSpain
Hap10096735United StatesUnited StatesTurkeyTurkey
Hap10096736CanadaCanadaUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10096737United StatesUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10096738United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10096739United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10096740United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10096741United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10096742United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10096743United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10096744United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10096745United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10096746United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10096750United KingdomUnited KingdomUnspecifiedUnited Kingdom
Hap10096751United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10096752United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10096753United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10096754United StatesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited 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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