Age: 8,385.5 ± 4,552.2; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: G15301A!!
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: U5a2b
Descendant branch(s): U5a2b4a


Haplogroup U5a2b4 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 3,800 and 12,900 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup U5a2b4 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.

14U5a2b4G15301A!!Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15U5a2b4G15301A!!Released 30 Sep 2012
16U5a2b4G15301A!!Released 19 Feb 2014
17U5a2b4G15301A!!Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup U5a2b4 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
Hap5001678Behar et al., 2012bnoneU5a2b4:309.1C, 315.1C, 573.1XC, 6392, 6836, 8965, 16210, 16519
Hap5004253Behar et al., 2012bU5a2b4:16192U5a2b4:309.1C, 315.1C, 13759, 16519
Hap5008464Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016U5a2b4:16192U5a2b4:309.1C, 315.1C, 13759, 16519
Hap5009537Herrnstadt et al., 2002U5a2b4:146, 152, 195, 247, 16129, 16187, 16189, 16192, 16223, 16230, 16256, 16270, 16278, 16311, 16526U5a2b4:1-576d, 6836, 8965, 16024-16569d
Hap5013558Raule et al., 2014noneU5a2b4:309.1C, 315.1C, 417, 4491, 12379, 13759, 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
Hap10090302SwedenUnited StatesCanadaCanada
Hap10090303United StatesUnited StatesCanadaCanada
Hap10090308United KingdomUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10090309United KingdomUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10090310United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10090311United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10090312United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10090313United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10090314United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10090315United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10090316United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10090317United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10090318United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10090319United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10090320United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10090321United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States

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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