Age: 9,327.7 ± 3,672.8; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Variants: G16153A
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: R8a1a1
Descendant branch(s):

YFull Info

Name: R8a1a1b
Age: 16800 to 10100 ybp [95% CI]
Expansion: 19600 to 5700 ybp [95% CI]
 Variants: G16153A

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

Haplogroup R8a1a1b is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 5,700 and 13,000 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup R8a1a1b 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
06 R8a1a1b 16153 Released 28 Sep 2009
07 R8a1a1b 16153 Released 10 Nov 2009
08 R8a1a1b 16153 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 R8a1a1b 16153 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 R8a1a1b 16153 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 R8a1a1b 16153 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 R8a1a1b 16153 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 R8a1a1b 16153 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 R8a1a1b G16153A Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 R8a1a1b G16153A Released 30 Sep 2012
16 R8a1a1b G16153A Released 19 Feb 2014
17 R8a1a1b G16153A Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup R8a1a1b 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
Hap5016316 Thangaraj et al., 2009 R8a1a1b R8a1a1b1 none R8a1a1b:309.1C, 315.1C, 9830, 9983, 14693, 16302
Hap5016321 Thangaraj et al., 2009 R8a1a1b R8a1a1b1 none R8a1a1b:309.1C, 315.1C, 9830, 14693, 16302
Hap5016323 Thangaraj et al., 2009 R8a1a1b R8a1a1b* none R8a1a1b:315.1C, 8757, 14431, 16156, 16352
Hap5016351 Thangaraj et al., 2009 R8a1a1b R8a1a1b1 none R8a1a1b:315.1C, 9830, 14693, 16302

Sources & Resources

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