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Age: 4,026.6 ± 2,180.6; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Eurasia, Arabian Peninsula, & Levant
Mutations: T16368C
Parent Branch: K1c1
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup K1c1e is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 1,800 and 6,200 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup K1c1e 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.

14K1c1eT16368CReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15K1c1eT16368CReleased 30 Sep 2012
16K1c1eT16368CReleased 19 Feb 2014
17K1c1eT16368CReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup K1c1e 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
Hap5002259Behar et al., 2012bK1c1e:195K1c1e:152, 315.1C, 15908Y, 16316
Hap5002263Behar et al., 2012bnoneK1c1e:315.1C, 3398, 14404
Hap5005130Behar et al., 2012bnoneK1c1e:315.1C, 14404, 15671
Hap5016807Malyarchuk et al., 2010anoneK1c1e:315.1C, 8027, 14668, 15401
Hap5017605Zaragoza et al., 2010aK1c1e:11914K1c1e:309.1C, 315.1C

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
Hap10064276United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10064277United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10064278United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10064281United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10064282United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10064283United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10064284United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States

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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