Age: 14,805.5 ± 3,691.3; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Anatolia
Variants: T12696C
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: HV1a’b’c
Descendant branch(s): HV1b1 HV1b2 HV1b3

YFull Info

Name: HV1b
Age: 29200 to 20900 ybp [95% CI]
Expansion: 28400 to 17000 ybp [95% CI]
 Variants: T12696C

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

Haplogroup HV1b is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 11,100 and 18,500 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

National Geographic Geno 2.0 Text

Haplogroup: HV1b
Age: 17,682 ± 7,498 Years Ago
Origin: Anatolia
Blurb: This branch of your maternal ancestors’ journey was born in Anatolia (present-day Turkey). It remains mostly restricted to Anatolia and adjacent regions. It is around 7 percent of maternal lineages among Armenians. It is about 2 percent of the population of Greece. It is also present in several Jewish Diaspora populations, including Ashkenazi Jews and Mountain Jews.

Author: Rebekah A. Canada | Copyright: National Geographic

mtDNA Haplogroup HV1b 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
01 HV1b 12696 Released 27 Aug 2008
02 HV1b 12696 Released 14 Oct 2008
03 HV1b 12696 Released 1 Mar 2009
04 HV1b 12696 Released 10 May 2009
05 HV1b 12696 Released 8 Jul 2009
06 HV1b 12696 Released 28 Sep 2009
07 HV1b 12696 Released 10 Nov 2009
08 HV1b 12696 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 HV1b 12696 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 HV1b 12696 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 HV1b 12696 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 HV1b 12696 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 HV1b 12696 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 HV1b T12696C Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 HV1b T12696C Released 30 Sep 2012
16 HV1b T12696C Released 19 Feb 2014
17 HV1b T12696C Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup HV1b 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
Hap5000003 Israel Achilli et al., 2004 HV1b HV1b* none HV1b:150, 309.1CC, 315.1C, 3290, 5134, 6263, 9585, 16519
Hap5018052 Tunisia Musilová et al., 2011 HV1b HV1b-a* HV1b:152 HV1b:309.1C, 315.1C, 14305, 16158, 16234, 16519

Sources & Resources

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