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Age: 9,628.5 ± 5,257.0; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Eurasia, Arabian Peninsula, & Levant
Mutations: T152C! T1819C G8251A C10478T C14142g
Parent Branch: K1
Descendant branch(s): K1e1


Haplogroup K1e is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 4,400 and 14,900 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup K1e 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.

14K1eT152C! T1819C G8251A C10478T C14142gReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15K1eT152C! T1819C G8251A C10478T C14142gReleased 30 Sep 2012
16K1eT152C! T1819C G8251A C10478T C14142gReleased 19 Feb 2014
17K1eT152C! T1819C G8251A C10478T C14142gReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup K1e 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
Hap5004896Behar et al., 2012bnoneK1e:309.1C, 315.1C, 524.1AC, 10166, 10757, 16140
Hap5008420Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016noneK1e:309.1C, 315.1C, 524.1AC, 10166, 10757, 16140

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
Hap10064797United KingdomUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10064798United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10064799United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10064800United KingdomUnited KingdomUnspecifiedUnited Kingdom

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 22:34 pm

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