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Age: Undetermined
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: A11818G A16497G
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: K1a8
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup K1a8b is a branch on the maternal tree of humanity.

mtDNA Haplogroup K1a8b 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
14 K1a8b A11818G A16497G Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 K1a8b A11818G A16497G Released 30 Sep 2012
16 K1a8b A11818G A16497G Released 19 Feb 2014
17 K1a8b A11818G A16497G Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup K1a8b 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
Hap5005401 Behar et al., 2012b K1a8b:152, 295A, 16093 K1a8b:295, 3106N, 7159, 13614, 16239
Hap5005410 Behar et al., 2012b K1a8b:295A, 16093 K1a8b:295, 3106N, 5461, 8477, 9554, 10294, 11151
Hap5005419 Behar et al., 2012b K1a8b:152, 295A K1a8b:295, 3106N, 7159, 13614, 16172
Hap5016300 Costa et al., 2009 K1a8b:16093 K1a8b:315.1C, 523-524d, 5460, 10373
Hap5016303 Costa et al., 2009 K1a8b:16093 K1a8b:315.1C, 523-524d, 5460, 10373

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
Hap10063133Saudi ArabiaLebanonLebanonLebanon
Hap10063134United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10063135United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10063136United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10063137United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10063138United 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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