Age: 38,433.3 ± 4,875.2; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: West Asia
Mutations: G9055A C14167T
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: U8b’c
Descendant branch(s): K U8b1


Haplogroup U8b is a branch on the maternal tree of humanity.


This timeline is an overview of the U8b branch’s history from the first early people to the birth of the first woman from the U8b lineage. (View in new tab.)

mtDNA Haplogroup U8b 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.

09U8b3480 9055 14167Released 20 Jun 2010
10U8b3480 9055 14167Released 10 Aug 2010
11U8b3480 9055 14167Released 7 Feb 2011
12U8b3480 9055 14167Released 20 Jul 2011
13U8b3480 9055 14167Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14U8bA3480G G9055A C14167TReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15U8bA3480G G9055A C14167TReleased 30 Sep 2012
16U8bG9055A C14167TReleased 19 Feb 2014
17U8bG9055A C14167TReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup U8b 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

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

Related Sources

Additional Resources

mtDNA Consultants

The following members of the community offer paid consulting for those seeking help with mtDNA results. Inclusion on this list is not a recommendation or endorsement of any service.


Peoples: | Places: Eurasia and Levantine

Last Updated: Last updated: October 16, 2018 at 5:11 am

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