Age: 4,965.9 ± 2,590.5; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Variants: A16240G
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: V3
Descendant branch(s): V3a1

YFull Info

Name: V3a
Age: 15900 to 9800 ybp [95% CI]
Expansion: 14200 to 8100 ybp [95% CI]
 Variants: A16240G

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

Haplogroup V3a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 2,400 and 7,600 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup V3a 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
14 V3a A16240G Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 V3a A16240G Released 30 Sep 2012
16 V3a A16240G Released 19 Feb 2014
17 V3a A16240G Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup V3a 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 IDOriginPublicationHg BLD16 Hg BLD17 Hg YFullMissing VariantsAdditional Variants
Hap5003373 Behar et al., 2012b V3a V3a* V3a:195 V3a:309.1C, 315.1C, 5147, 16519
Hap5005147 Behar et al., 2012b V3a V3a* V3a:195 V3a:309.1C, 315.1C, 16519
Hap5019356 Spain Cardoso et al., 2013 V3a V3a* none V3a:309.1CC, 315.1C, 12840, 15431, 16519

Sources & Resources

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