Age: 18,433.3 ± 1,732.8; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: West Asia
Variants: C497T (T16093C)
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: K1
Descendant branch(s): K1a1 K1a11 K1a12 K1a13 K1a14 K1a15 K1a16 K1a17 K1a18 K1a2 K1a23 K1a24 K1a25 K1a26 K1a27 K1a28 K1a29 K1a3 K1a30 K1a31 K1a4 K1a5 K1a6 K1a7 K1a8 K1a9

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Haplogroup K1a is a branch on the maternal tree of humanity.

National Geographic Geno 2.0 Text

Haplogroup: K1a
Age: 20,500 ± 6,050 Years Ago
Origin: West Asia
Blurb: This lineage was born in West Asia about 20,000 years ago. Over time, many from this lineage have crossed through Anatolia to Europe.
Today, members of this line are common in Belgium (11 percent), Armenia (10 percent), Bulgaria (6 to 7 percent), and Germany (6 to 7 percent). In Spain, England, Greece, and France, it is around 5 percent of maternal lineages. It is about 3 percent of the population in the Netherlands and about 2 percent of the population in Northern Ireland.
Author: Rebekah A. Canada | Copyright: National Geographic

mtDNA Haplogroup K1a 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
01 K1a 497 Released 27 Aug 2008
02 K1a 497 Released 14 Oct 2008
05 K1a 497 Released 8 Jul 2009
06 K1a 497 Released 28 Sep 2009
07 K1a 497 Released 10 Nov 2009
08 K1a 497 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 K1a 497 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 K1a 497 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 K1a 497 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 K1a 497 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 K1a 497 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 K1a C497T Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 K1a C497T Released 30 Sep 2012
16 K1a C497T (T16093C) Released 19 Feb 2014
17 K1a C497T (T16093C) Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup K1a 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 ID Origin Publication Hg BLD16 Hg BLD17 Hg YFull Missing Variants Additional Variants
Hap5001899 Behar et al., 2012b K1a K1a* K1a:146 K1a:217Y, 315.1C, 1673, 1746, 11887, 16256, 16301
Hap5004646 Behar et al., 2012b K1a K1a* K1a:146, 152 K1a:195Y, 315.1C
Hap5004803 Behar et al., 2012b K1a K1a* none K1a:315.1C, 524.1AC, 4961, 7337, 15479, 16256
Hap5005108 Behar et al., 2012b K1a K1a* none K1a:214R, 315.1C, 524.1AC, 5581, 9554, 10410, 13812, 16301
Hap5005418 Behar et al., 2012b K1a K1a* K1a:146 K1a:1673, 1746, 11887, 16301
Hap5008411 - Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016 K1a - none K1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 524.1AC, 4961, 7337, 15479, 16256

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 ID Birth
Birth Country
Maternal Grandmother's
Birth Country
Hap10058496 Argentina Argentina Argentina Argentina
Hap10058497 United States Argentina Argentina Argentina
Hap10058498 Australia Australia Australia Australia
Hap10058499 Australia Australia Australia Australia
Hap10058500 Australia Australia Australia Australia
Hap10058501 Australia Australia Australia Australia
Hap10058502 Canada Canada Australia Australia
Hap10058503 Austria Austria Austria Austria
Hap10058504 United States Austria Austria Austria
Hap10058505 United States United States Austria Austria
Hap10058506 United States United States Belarus Belarus
Hap10058507 United States United States Belarus Belarus
Hap10058508 Belgium Belgium Belgium Belgium
Hap10058509 Brazil Brazil Brazil Brazil
Hap10058510 Brazil Brazil Brazil Brazil
Hap10058511 Canada Canada Brazil Brazil
Hap10058512 Canada Canada British Territories British Territories
Hap10058513 Bolivia Argentina Canada Canada
Hap10058514 Canada Canada Canada Canada
Hap10058515 Canada Canada Canada Canada
Hap10058516 Canada Canada Canada Canada
Hap10058517 Canada Canada Canada Canada
Hap10058518 Canada Canada Canada Canada
Hap10058519 Canada Canada Canada Canada
Hap10058520 Canada Canada Canada Canada

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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