Eurasia, Arabian Peninsula, & Levant



Age: 6,045.5 ± 2,848.8; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Eurasia, Arabian Peninsula, & Levant
Variants: C324T
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: K2a
Descendant branch(s): K2a5a K2a5b

YFull Info

Name: K2a5
Age: 13000 to 10300 ybp [95% CI]
Expansion: 12000 to 5800 ybp [95% CI]
 Variants: C324T

Note: This information does not imply an endorsement of YFull or their methods. It is provided at the request of readers.

Haplogroup K2a5 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 3,200 and 8,900 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup K2a5 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.

Build# Called Variants (Mutations) Notes
05 K2a5 324 Released 8 Jul 2009
06 K2a5 324 Released 28 Sep 2009
07 K2a5 324 Released 10 Nov 2009
08 K2a5 324 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 K2a5 324 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 K2a5 324 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 K2a5 324 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 K2a5 324 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 K2a5 324 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 K2a5 C324T Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 K2a5 C324T Released 30 Sep 2012
16 K2a5 C324T Released 19 Feb 2014
17 K2a5 C324T Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup K2a5 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 results over to build 17.

Hg IDOriginPublicationHg BLD16 Hg BLD17 Hg YFullMissing VariantsAdditional Variants
Hap5002376 Behar et al., 2012b K2a5 K2a5d none K2a5:315.1C, 4086, 8930, 15799
Hap5002676 Behar et al., 2012b K2a5 K2a5* none K2a5:309.1C, 315.1C, 1640
Hap5008380 - Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016 K2a5 - none K2a5:315.1C, 5021Y, 5147, 8516, 9966
Hap5009342 - Hartmann et al., 2008 K2a5 - none K2a5:309.1CC, 315.1C, 16093Y
Hap5012076 Palanichamy et al., 2004 K2a5 K2a5b1 none K2a5:280, 315.1C, 523-524d, 2831, 11151
Hap5019248 Costa et al., 2013 K2a5 K2a5b1 none K2a5:280, 309.1CC, 315.1C, 2831, 11151
Hap5020962 Iran Derenko et al., 2013 K2a5 K2a5b* none K2a5:309.1C, 315.1C, 2831, 15259, 16150

Sources & Resources

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