Age: 14,807.4 ± 3,215.9; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Variants: T6680C A6881G
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: K1a
Descendant branch(s):

YFull Info

Name: K1a18

Age: 13800 to 12000 ybp [95% CI]

Expansion: 14200 to 9700 ybp [95% CI]

Variants: T6680C A6881G

Note: This information does not imply an endorcement of YFull or their methods. It is provided at the request of readers.


Haplogroup K1a18 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 11,600 and 18,000 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup K1a18 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
14 K1a18 T6680C A6881G Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 K1a18 T6680C A6881G Released 30 Sep 2012
16 K1a18 T6680C A6881G Released 19 Feb 2014
17 K1a18 T6680C A6881G Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup K1a18 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
Hap5005406 Behar et al., 2012b K1a18 K1a18a K1a18:152 K1a18:485, 3106N, 8950
Hap5005412 Behar et al., 2012b K1a18 K1a18a K1a18:152 K1a18:485, 3106N, 8950, 14766Y
Hap5014301 Shlush et al., 2008 K1a18 K1a18* K1a18:16093 K1a18:309.1C, 315.1C, 524.1ACAC, 1154T, 3398, 6272, 6467, 6755, 9063, 9196, 9983, 16158, 16294

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
Hap10059886 United States United States Italy Italy
Hap10059887 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified

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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