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Age: 6,245.5 ± 4,603.6; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: T195C! A827G T1700C
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Parent Branch: U8a
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup U8a2 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 1,600 and 10,800 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup U8a2 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 Mutations Notes
13 U8a2 195 827 1700 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 U8a2 T195C! A827G T1700C Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 U8a2 T195C! A827G T1700C Released 30 Sep 2012
16 U8a2 T195C! A827G T1700C Released 19 Feb 2014
17 U8a2 T195C! A827G T1700C Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup U8a2 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
Hap5001499 Behar et al., 2012b none U8a2:195, 309.1C, 315.1C, 3918, 14302
Hap5009251 Gonzalez et al., 2006 none U8a2:309.1C, 315.1C, 3918, 12961, 13543
Hap5017898 none U8a2:309.1C, 315.1C, 961, 3084, 6962, 14502, 15856, 16196, 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.

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