Age: 6,053.2 ± 3,434.5; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Variants: C15250T
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: V
Descendant branch(s):

YFull Info

Name: V4
Age: 16700 to 14500 ybp [95% CI]
Expansion: 21000 to 5800 ybp [95% CI]
 Variants: C15250T

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

Haplogroup V4 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 2,600 and 9,500 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup V4 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
04 V4 15250 Released 10 May 2009
05 V4 15250 Released 8 Jul 2009
06 V4 15250 Released 28 Sep 2009
07 V4 15250 Released 10 Nov 2009
08 V4 15250 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 V4 15250 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 V4 15250 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 V4 15250 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 V4 15250 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 V4 15250 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 V4 C15250T Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 V4 C15250T Released 30 Sep 2012
16 V4 C15250T Released 19 Feb 2014
17 V4 C15250T Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup V4 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
Hap5006703 Coble et al., 2004 V4 V4* none V4:291.1A, 309.1CC, 315.1C, 1657, 3849, 11287, 16519
Hap5016265 Fendt et al., 2008 V4 V4a none V4:309.1CC, 315.1C, 11383, 16169Y, 16519
Hap5016266 Fendt et al., 2008 V4 V4a none V4:309.1CC, 315.1C, 11383, 16519

Sources & Resources

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