Haplogroup U4a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 11,600 and 18,300 years (Behar et al., 2012b).
mtDNA Haplogroup U4a 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.
|01||U4a||524.1AC 8818||Released 27 Aug 2008|
|02||U4a||524.1AC 8818||Released 14 Oct 2008|
|05||U4a||8818||Released 8 Jul 2009|
|06||U4a||8818||Released 28 Sep 2009|
|07||U4a||8818||Released 10 Nov 2009|
|08||U4a||8818||Released 21 Mar 2010|
|09||U4a||8818||Released 20 Jun 2010|
|10||U4a||8818||Released 10 Aug 2010|
|11||U4a||8818||Released 7 Feb 2011|
|12||U4a||8818||Released 20 Jul 2011|
|13||U4a||8818||Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS|
|14||U4a||C8818T||Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS|
|15||U4a||C8818T||Released 30 Sep 2012|
|16||U4a||C8818T||Released 19 Feb 2014|
|17||U4a||C8818T||Released 18 Feb 2016|
mtDNA Haplogroup U4a Data Sources
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 ID||Origin||Publication||Hg BLD16||Hg BLD17||Hg YFull||Missing Variants||Additional Variants|
|Hap5016371||Russia||Sukernik et al., 2012||U4a||U4a2*||none||U4a:315.1C, 5945, 16294|
|Hap5016373||Russia||Sukernik et al., 2012||U4a||U4a*||none||U4a:4688, 5705, 16113C, 16362|
|Hap5023554||Zheng et al., 2012||U4a||none||U4a:310d, 14687|
|Hap5023555||Zheng et al., 2012||U4a||U4a:152||U4a:195, 4917, 9145, 13708, 14180, 15718, 16051, 16147|
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.
|Hap10084424||United States||United States||Austria||Austria|
|Hap10084427||United States||United States||Canada||Canada|
|Hap10084428||Serbia and Montenegro||Serbia and Montenegro||Croatia||Croatia|
|Hap10084430||United States||United States||Finland||Finland|
|Hap10084432||United States||United States||France||France|
|Hap10084441||United States||United States||Germany||Germany|
|Hap10084442||United States||United States||Germany||Germany|
|Hap10084443||United States||United States||Germany||Germany|
|Hap10084444||United States||United States||Germany||Germany|
|Hap10084445||United States||United States||Germany||Germany|
If you use the information in this table, please credit both this site and The National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project.
Sources & Resources
- Behar, D.M., van Oven, M., Rosset, S., Metspalu, M., Loogväli, E.L., Silva, N.M., Kivisild, T., Torroni, A. and Villems, R. (2012). A “Copernican” reassessment of the human mitochondrial DNA tree from its root. American journal of human genetics, 90(4), 675-684.
- Fan, L., & Yao, Y. G. (2011). MitoTool: a web server for the analysis and retrieval of human mitochondrial DNA sequence variations. Mitochondrion, 11(2), 351-356.
- Fan, L., & Yao, Y. G. (2013). An update to MitoTool: using a new scoring system for faster mtDNA haplogroup determination. Mitochondrion, 13(4), 360-363.
- Sukernik, Rem I.; Volodko, Natalia V.; Mazunin, Ilya O.; Eltsov, Nikolai P.; Dryomov, Stanislav V. & Starikovskaya, Elena B. (2012). Mitochondrial genome diversity in the tubalar, even, and ulchi: Contribution to prehistory of native siberians and their affinities to native americans. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 148(1), 123-138.
- Van Oven, M., & Kayser, M. (2009). Updated comprehensive phylogenetic tree of global human mitochondrial DNA variation. Human mutation, 30(2), E386-E394.
- Zheng, H. X., Yan, S., Qin, Z. D., & Jin, L. (2012). MtDNA analysis of global populations support that major population expansions began before Neolithic Time. Nature Scientific Reports, 2, -.
- Ian Logan’s mtDNA Pages
- Ian Logan’s Instructions for mtGenome Genbank Donation
- James Lick’s mtDNA Utility
- The FTDNA Haplogroup Project for Haplogroup U4
- The Wikipedia Article for Haplogroup U
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