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Age: 3,728.1 ± 2,276.1; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Eurasia, Arabian Peninsula, & Levant
Mutations: G13708A
Parent Branch: K2a3a
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup K2a3a1 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 1,500 and 6,000 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup K2a3a1 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.

14K2a3a1G13708AReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
16K2a3a1G13708AReleased 19 Feb 2014
17K2a3a1G13708AReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup K2a3a1 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
Hap5006640Coble et al., 2004noneK2a3a1:309.1C, 315.1C, 13143
Hap5007825Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016noneK2a3a1:315.1C, 13143, 14950, 16092
Hap5008289Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016noneK2a3a1:315.1C, 13143
Hap5011091Kloss-Brandstätter et al., 2010noneK2a3a1:309.1C, 315.1C, 1443Y, 5979, 8860

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
Hap10065569United StatesUnited StatesPolandPoland
Hap10065570United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10065571United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10065572United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10065573United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10065574United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10065576United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10065577United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10065578United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10065579United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10065580United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10065581United StatesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10065582United StatesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited 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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mtDNA Consultants

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