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Age: 28,160.1 ± 7,158.7; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: C6546T A6599G G12771A
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: U8b1
Descendant branch(s): U8b1a1 U8b1a2


Haplogroup U8b1a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 21,000 and 35,300 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup U8b1a 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.

01U8b6546 6599 12771 16189 16234Released 27 Aug 2008
02U8b6546 6599 12771 16189 16234Released 14 Oct 2008
05U8b6546 6599 12771 16189 16234Released 8 Jul 2009
06U8b6546 6599 12771 16189 16234Released 28 Sep 2009
07U8b6546 6599 12771 16189 16234Released 10 Nov 2009
08U8b6546 6599 12771 16189 16234Released 21 Mar 2010
13U8b1a6546 6599 12771Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14U8b1aC6546T A6599G G12771AReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15U8b1aC6546T A6599G G12771AReleased 30 Sep 2012
16U8b1aC6546T A6599G G12771AReleased 19 Feb 2014
17U8b1aC6546T A6599G G12771AReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup U8b1a 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

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

If you use the information in this table, please credit both this site and The National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project.

Sources & Resources

Related Sources

Additional Resources

mtDNA Consultants

The following members of the community offer paid consulting for those seeking help with mtDNA results. Inclusion on this list is not a recommendation or endorsement of any service.


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