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Age: 14,608.9 ± 4,016.2; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: C16320T
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: U5a1
Descendant branch(s): U5a1c1 U5a1c2


Haplogroup U5a1c is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 10,600 and 18,600 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup U5a1c 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.

09U5a1c16320Released 20 Jun 2010
10U5a1c16320Released 10 Aug 2010
11U5a1c16320Released 7 Feb 2011
12U5a1c16320Released 20 Jul 2011
13U5a1c16320Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14U5a1cC16320TReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15U5a1cC16320TReleased 30 Sep 2012
16U5a1cC16320TReleased 19 Feb 2014
17U5a1cC16320TReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup U5a1c 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

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
Hap10088908United StatesUnited StatesItalyItaly
Hap10088909United StatesUnited StatesPortugalPortugal
Hap10088911United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10088912United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10088913United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10088914United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10088915United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10088916United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10088917UnspecifiedUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10088918United StatesUnited StatesUnited States TerritoriesUnited States Territories
Hap10088920United KingdomUnited KingdomUnspecifiedUnited Kingdom
Hap10088921United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10088922United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10088923United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10088924United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10088925United StatesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited States

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

Sources & Resources

Related Sources

Additional Resources

mtDNA Consultants

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