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Age: 2,012.7 ± 1,997.1; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: G16428A
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: U5a1b
Descendant branch(s): U5a1b3a


Haplogroup U5a1b3 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between and 4,000 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup U5a1b3 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.

09U5a1b316428Released 20 Jun 2010
10U5a1b316428Released 10 Aug 2010
11U5a1b316428Released 7 Feb 2011
12U5a1b316428Released 20 Jul 2011
13U5a1b316428Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14U5a1b3G16428AReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15U5a1b3G16428AReleased 30 Sep 2012
16U5a1b3G16428AReleased 19 Feb 2014
17U5a1b3G16428AReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup U5a1b3 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
Hap5002689Behar et al., 2012bnoneU5a1b3:315.1C, 16519
Hap5004459Behar et al., 2012bnoneU5a1b3:249, 315.1C, 5153, 16519
Hap5007782Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016U5a1b3:152U5a1b3:315.1C, 16519
Hap5008896Finnilä et al., 2001noneU5a1b3:249, 315.1C, 5153, 16519
Hap5013317Raule et al., 2014noneU5a1b3:249, 315.1C, 5153, 15199A, 16519
Hap5013494Raule et al., 2014noneU5a1b3:309.1C, 315.1C, 16519
Hap5014217Sequeira et al., 2015noneU5a1b3:315.1C, 16519
Hap5015602Zsurka et al., 2007noneU5a1b3:150, 309.1C, 315.1C, 3243, 16519
Hap5016906Malyarchuk et al., 2010anoneU5a1b3:315.1C, 14210, 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

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

Sources & Resources

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