Age: 1,728.7 ± 1,696.1; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Eurasia, Arabian Peninsula, & Levant
Variants: A11491G A16235G
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: K2a5a
Descendant branch(s):

YFull Info

Name: K2a5a1

Age: 13400 to 1900 ybp [95% CI]

Expansion: 5600 to 450 ybp [95% CI]

Variants: A11491G A16235G

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


Haplogroup K2a5a1 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between and 3,400 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup K2a5a1 Phylotree History

Phylotree.org 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
14 K2a5a1 A11491G A16235G Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 K2a5a1 A11491G A16235G Released 30 Sep 2012
16 K2a5a1 A11491G A16235G Released 19 Feb 2014
17 K2a5a1 A11491G A16235G Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup K2a5a1 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 ID Origin Publication Hg BLD16 Hg BLD17 Hg YFull Missing Variants Additional Variants
Hap5004201 Behar et al., 2012b K2a5a1 K2a5a1 none K2a5a1:309.1C, 315.1C, 3693
Hap5007354 - Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016 K2a5a1 - none K2a5a1:309.1C, 315.1C, 16248

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 ID Birth
Birth Country
Maternal Grandmother's
Birth Country
Hap10065653 Australia Australia Fiji Fiji
Hap10065654 Mexico Mexico Mexico Mexico
Hap10065655 Canada United Kingdom United Kingdom United Kingdom
Hap10065656 United States United States United States United States
Hap10065657 United States United States United States United States
Hap10065658 United States United States Unspecified United States
Hap10065659 United States United States Unspecified United States
Hap10065660 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Hap10065661 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Hap10065662 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Hap10065663 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Hap10065664 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Hap10065665 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Hap10065666 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Hap10065667 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Hap10065668 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified

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 15, 2017 at 6:09 am

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