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Age: 3,292.1 ± 2,643.2; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: G15110A
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: U5a1a1
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup U5a1a1b is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 600 and 5,900 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup U5a1a1b 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 U5a1a1b G15110A Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 U5a1a1b G15110A Released 30 Sep 2012
16 U5a1a1b G15110A Released 19 Feb 2014
17 U5a1a1b G15110A Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup U5a1a1b 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
Hap5003295 Behar et al., 2012b none U5a1a1b:315.1C, 4340, 8518, 16519
Hap5004081 Behar et al., 2012b none U5a1a1b:309.1C, 315.1C, 6755R, 16145R, 16519
Hap5004083 Behar et al., 2012b none U5a1a1b:315.1C, 8518, 16519
Hap5007545 Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016 none U5a1a1b:309.1C, 315.1C, 6755, 16145, 16519
Hap5016966 Malyarchuk et al., 2010b none U5a1a1b:309.1C, 315.1C, 5460, 9377, 16519
Hap5023569 Zheng et al., 2012 none U5a1a1b:4722, 9007, 16519

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
Hap10087319United StatesUnited StatesLithuaniaLithuania
Hap10087321AustraliaAustraliaUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10087322AustraliaAustraliaUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10087323AustraliaUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10087324United KingdomUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10087325United KingdomUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10087326United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10087327United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10087328United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10087329United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10087330United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10087331United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10087332United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10087336United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10087337United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10087338United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10087339United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited 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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