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Age: 5,006.0 ± 2,525.7; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: T4553C
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: U5a1b1
Descendant branch(s): U5a1b1a1 U5a1b1a2


Haplogroup U5a1b1a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 2,500 and 7,500 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup U5a1b1a 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
05 U5a1b1a 4553 Released 8 Jul 2009
06 U5a1b1a 4553 Released 28 Sep 2009
07 U5a1b1a 4553 Released 10 Nov 2009
08 U5a1b1a 4553 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 U5a1b1a (356.1C) 4553 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 U5a1b1a (356.1C) 4553 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 U5a1b1a (356.1C) 4553 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 U5a1b1a (356.1C) 4553 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 U5a1b1a (356.1C) 4553 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 U5a1b1a T4553C Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 U5a1b1a T4553C Released 30 Sep 2012
16 U5a1b1a T4553C Released 19 Feb 2014
17 U5a1b1a T4553C Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup U5a1b1a 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
Hap5001553 Behar et al., 2012b none U5a1b1a:315.1C, 6125, 15618, 16519
Hap5002982 Behar et al., 2012b U5a1b1a:16192 U5a1b1a:272, 315.1C, 6040, 9932, 15601
Hap5003321 Behar et al., 2012b none U5a1b1a:315.1C, 16519
Hap5004299 Behar et al., 2012b U5a1b1a:16192 U5a1b1a:272, 315.1C, 6040, 9932
Hap5004578 Behar et al., 2012b none U5a1b1a:199, 315.1C, 1719, 13500, 13748
Hap5008361 Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016 U5a1b1a:16192 U5a1b1a:272, 309.1C, 315.1C, 6040, 9932
Hap5012115 Pello et al., 2008 U5a1b1a:15218 U5a1b1a:315.1C, 356.1C, 2906, 4655, 4914, 11778, 16519
Hap5023579 Zheng et al., 2012 none U5a1b1a:13966, 16163, 16209, 16519
Hap5023580 Zheng et al., 2012 none U5a1b1a:16086, 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
Hap10088607United StatesCanadaCanadaCanada
Hap10088609United StatesAustriaHungaryHungary
Hap10088610United KingdomIrelandIrelandIreland
Hap10088611United StatesUnited StatesIrelandIreland
Hap10088612United StatesUnited StatesIrelandIreland
Hap10088613United StatesItalyItalyItaly
Hap10088614CanadaUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10088615United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10088616United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10088617United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10088618United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10088619United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10088620United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10088621United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10088622United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10088623United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10088624United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10088625United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10088627United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10088628United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10088629United 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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Last Updated: Last updated: November 30, -0001 at 0:00 am

2 thoughts on “U5a1b1a”

  1. Could this indicate native American or Indian in DNA? My husband and some of my research on his family tree indicated one of his uncle married an Indian.

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