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Age: 15,506.9 ± 7,819.5; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: G1811A! C5165T T16324C
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Parent Branch: U8b1
Descendant branch(s): U8b1b1 U8b1b2


Haplogroup U8b1b is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 7,700 and 23,300 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup U8b1b 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 Mutations Notes
14 U8b1b G1811A! C5165T T16324C Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 U8b1b G1811A! C5165T T16324C Released 30 Sep 2012
16 U8b1b G1811A! C5165T T16324C Released 19 Feb 2014
17 U8b1b G1811A! C5165T T16324C Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup U8b1b 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
Hap5005189 Behar et al., 2012b U8b1b:146 U8b1b:198, 207, 236, 309.1C, 315.1C, 3432, 13135, 16182C, 16183C, 16301
Hap5012753 Raule et al., 2014 none U8b1b:263, 315.1C, 3696, 5773, 7988R, 9300, 11582, 12557, 16037, 16092, 16182C, 16183C
Hap5019241 Costa et al., 2013 none U8b1b:195, 257, 309.1C, 315.1C, 374, 3696, 5277, 11582, 12557, 16158, 16182C, 16183C, 16319

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
Hap10095066United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10095067United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10095068United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10095069United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States

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

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