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Age: 4,909.4 ± 3,120.4; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: G16526A
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: U5a1f1a
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup U5a1f1a1 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 1,800 and 8,000 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup U5a1f1a1 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 U5a1f1a1 G16526A Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 U5a1f1a1 G16526A Released 30 Sep 2012
16 U5a1f1a1 G16526A Released 19 Feb 2014
17 U5a1f1a1 G16526A Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup U5a1f1a1 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
Hap5001583 Behar et al., 2012b none U5a1f1a1:189, 204, 315.1C, 524.1ACAC, 573.1XC, 4102, 9192, 16519
Hap5002093 Behar et al., 2012b none U5a1f1a1:315.1C, 6110, 16519
Hap5003974 Behar et al., 2012b none U5a1f1a1:315.1C, 524.1AC, 3438, 9192, 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
Hap10089240United StatesUnited StatesCanadaCanada
Hap10089242United StatesUnited StatesNorwayNorway
Hap10089243United StatesMexicoUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10089244United KingdomUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10089245GermanyUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10089246United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10089247United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10089248United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10089249United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10089250United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10089251United StatesMexicoUnspecifiedMexico
Hap10089252New ZealandNew ZealandUnspecifiedNew Zealand
Hap10089253United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10089254United StatesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited 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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