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Age: 1,896.9 ± 2,239.4; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Eurasia & Levantine
Mutations: A16524G
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: K1b2a1a
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup K1b2a1a1 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who started this branch lived at some point between recent generations and 4,100 years ago (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup K1b2a1a1 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.

14K1b2a1a1A16524GReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15K1b2a1a1A16524GReleased 30 Sep 2012
16K1b2a1a1A16524GReleased 19 Feb 2014
17K1b2a1a1A16524GReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup K1b2a1a1 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
Hap5002284Behar et al., 2012bK1b2a1a1:16278K1b2a1a1:315.1C, 524.1ACAC, 5194
Hap5004461Behar et al., 2012bnoneK1b2a1a1:315.1C, 524.1ACAC, 16320
Hap5004604Behar et al., 2012bnoneK1b2a1a1:315.1C, 524.1ACAC, 2179, 8251
Hap5004877Behar et al., 2012bnoneK1b2a1a1:315.1C, 524.1ACAC

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
Hap10063588United StatesUnited StatesSwedenSweden
Hap10063589United KingdomUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10063590United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10063591United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10063592United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10063593United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10063594United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10063596United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10063597United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10063598United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10063599United 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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Last Updated: Last updated: October 14, 2017 at 16:02 pm

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