Haplogroup U4 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 14,400 and 20,600 years (Behar et al., 2012b).
mtDNA Haplogroup U4 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.
|01||U4||195 4646 6047 14620 15693 16356 16519||Released 27 Aug 2008|
|02||U4||195 4646 6047 14620 15693 16356 16519||Released 14 Oct 2008|
|03||U4||195 4646 6047 11332 14620 15693 16356||Released 1 Mar 2009|
|05||U4||195 4646 6047 11332 14620 15693 16356||Released 8 Jul 2009|
|06||U4||195 4646 6047 11332 14620 15693 16356||Released 28 Sep 2009|
|07||U4||195 4646 6047 11332 14620 15693 16356||Released 10 Nov 2009|
|08||U4||195 4646 6047 11332 14620 15693 16356||Released 21 Mar 2010|
|09||U4||4646 6047 11332 14620 15693 16356||Released 20 Jun 2010|
|10||U4||4646 6047 11332 14620 15693 16356||Released 10 Aug 2010|
|11||U4||4646 6047 11332 14620 15693 16356||Released 7 Feb 2011|
|12||U4||4646 6047 11332 14620 15693 16356||Released 20 Jul 2011|
|13||U4||4646 6047 11332 14620 15693 16356||Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS|
|14||U4||T4646C A6047G C11332T C14620T T15693C T16356C||Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS|
|15||U4||T4646C A6047G C11332T C14620T T15693C T16356C||Released 30 Sep 2012|
|16||U4||T4646C A6047G C11332T C14620T T15693C T16356C||Released 19 Feb 2014|
|17||U4||T4646C A6047G C11332T C14620T T15693C T16356C||Released 18 Feb 2016|
mtDNA Haplogroup U4 Data Sources
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||Publication||Missing Variants||Additional 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.
If you use the information in this table, please credit both this site and The National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project.
Sources & Resources
- Behar, D.M., van Oven, M., Rosset, S., Metspalu, M., Loogväli, E.L., Silva, N.M., Kivisild, T., Torroni, A. and Villems, R. (2012). A “Copernican” reassessment of the human mitochondrial DNA tree from its root. American journal of human genetics, 90(4), 675-684.
- Fan, L., & Yao, Y. G. (2011). MitoTool: a web server for the analysis and retrieval of human mitochondrial DNA sequence variations. Mitochondrion, 11(2), 351-356.
- Fan, L., & Yao, Y. G. (2013). An update to MitoTool: using a new scoring system for faster mtDNA haplogroup determination. Mitochondrion, 13(4), 360-363.
- Nikitin, A. G., Ivanova, S., Kiosak, D., Badgerow, J., & Pashnick, J. (2017). Subdivisions of haplogroups U and C encompass mitochondrial DNA lineages of Eneolithic–Early Bronze Age Kurgan populations of western North Pontic steppe. American journal of human genetics, 62(6), 605-613.
- Der Sarkissian, Clio; Balanovsky, Oleg; Brandt, Guido; Khartanovich, Valery; Buzhilova, Alexandra; Koshel, Sergey; Zaporozhchenko, Valery; Gronenborn, Detlef; Moiseyev, Vyacheslav; Kolpakov, Eugen; Shumkin, Vladimir; Alt, Kurt W.; Balanovska, Elena; Coope (2013). Ancient DNA Reveals Prehistoric Gene-Flow from Siberia in the Complex Human Population History of North East Europe. PLoS Genetics, 9(2), e1003296+.
- Van Oven, M., & Kayser, M. (2009). Updated comprehensive phylogenetic tree of global human mitochondrial DNA variation. Human mutation, 30(2), E386-E394.
- Ian Logan's mtDNA Pages
- Ian Logan's Instructions for mtGenome Genbank Donation
- James Lick's mtDNA Utility
- The FTDNA Haplogroup Project for Haplogroup U4
- The Wikipedia Article for Haplogroup U
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Last Updated: Last updated: November 30, -0001 at 0:00 am