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Age: 4,636.0 ± 2,863.5; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: G1811A! C16261T
Parent Branch: K1a4a1b
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup K1a4a1b2 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 1,800 and 7,500 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup K1a4a1b2 Phylotree History 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.

14K1a4a1b2G1811A! C16261TReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15K1a4a1b2G1811A! C16261TReleased 30 Sep 2012
16K1a4a1b2G1811A! C16261TReleased 19 Feb 2014
17K1a4a1b2G1811A! C16261TReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup K1a4a1b2 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
Hap5001829Behar et al., 2012bK1a4a1b2:16093K1a4a1b2:309.1C, 315.1C, 9438, 9804, 12477Y, 12528, 15175
Hap5002529Behar et al., 2012bK1a4a1b2:16093K1a4a1b2:309.1C, 315.1C, 14317R
Hap5004306Behar et al., 2012bK1a4a1b2:16093K1a4a1b2:309.1CC, 315.1C, 8095, 9438, 9804, 12528, 15175
Hap5007173Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016K1a4a1b2:16093K1a4a1b2:309.1C, 315.1C, 1842, 6465C

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
Hap10062591United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10062592United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10062593Saudi ArabiaUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10062594United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10062595United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States

If you use the information in this table, please credit both this site and The National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project.

Sources & Resources

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