Age: 8,613.9 ± 4,311.1; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Variants: T2392C
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Parent Branch: R8b1
Descendant branch(s):

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Haplogroup R8b1a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 4,300 and 12,900 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup R8b1a 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 R8b1a 2392 Released 28 Sep 2009
07 R8b1a 2392 Released 10 Nov 2009
08 R8b1a 2392 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 R8b1a 2392 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 R8b1a 2392 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 R8b1a 2392 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 R8b1a 2392 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 R8b1a 2392 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 R8b1a T2392C Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 R8b1a T2392C Released 30 Sep 2012
16 R8b1a T2392C Released 19 Feb 2014
17 R8b1a T2392C Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup R8b1a 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
Hap5009268 Govindaraj et al., 2011 R8b1a R8b1a R8b1a:6485 R8b1a:315.1C, 709, 3106N, 5460, 7028, 8584
Hap5012068 Palanichamy et al., 2004 R8b1a R8b1a none R8b1a:234, 309.1C, 315.1C, 356.1C, 523-524d, 1019, 15928
Hap5016312 Thangaraj et al., 2009 R8b1a R8b1a none R8b1a:315.1C, 709, 5460, 8566, 8584
Hap5016326 Thangaraj et al., 2009 R8b1a R8b1a R8b1a:152, 16189 R8b1a:315.1C, 16319
Hap5016349 Thangaraj et al., 2009 R8b1a R8b1a none R8b1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 3434, 8790, 14569

Sources & Resources

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