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Age: 4,916.7 ± 4,057.5; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: A2179G C7471d C14392T
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: R0a2
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup R0a2l is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 900 and 9,000 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup R0a2l Phylotree History 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.

10R0a2l2179 7471d 14392Released 10 Aug 2010
11R0a2l2179 7471d 14392Released 7 Feb 2011
12R0a2l2179 7471d 14392Released 20 Jul 2011
13R0a2l2179 7471d 14392Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14R0a2lA2179G C7471d C14392TReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15R0a2lA2179G C7471d C14392TReleased 30 Sep 2012
16R0a2lA2179G C7471d C14392TReleased 19 Feb 2014
17R0a2lA2179G C7471d C14392TReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup R0a2l 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
Hap5017420Černý et al., 2011noneR0a2l:315.1C, 8951, 16291, 16519
Hap5017426Černý et al., 2011noneR0a2l:315.1C, 16163, 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

If you use the information in this table, please credit both this site and The National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project.

Sources & Resources

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