Age: 8,654.3 ± 4,478.8; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Variants: T7028C T15097C
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: U5b1
Descendant branch(s):

YFull Info

Name: U5b1a
Age: 20400 to 15700 ybp [95% CI]
Expansion: -
 Variants: T7028C T15097C

Note: This information does not imply an endorsement of YFull or their methods. It is provided at the request of readers.

Haplogroup U5b1a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 4,200 and 13,100 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup U5b1a 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 Variants (Mutations) Notes
09 U5b1a 7028! 15097 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 U5b1a 7028! 15097 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 U5b1a 7028! 15097 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 U5b1a 7028! 15097 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 U5b1a 7028! 15097 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 U5b1a T7028C T15097C Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 U5b1a T7028C T15097C Released 30 Sep 2012
16 U5b1a T7028C T15097C Released 19 Feb 2014
17 U5b1a T7028C T15097C Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup U5b1a 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 results over to build 17.

Hg IDOriginPublicationHg BLD16 Hg BLD17 Hg YFullMissing VariantsAdditional Variants
Hap5003207 Behar et al., 2012b U5b1a U5b1a2 none U5b1a:204, 207, 235, 309.1C, 315.1C, 3593, 8985, 10373, 15326, 16519
Hap5004233 Behar et al., 2012b U5b1a U5b1a* U5b1a:16189 U5b1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 524.1AC, 9389, 16519
Hap5008245 - Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016 U5b1a - none U5b1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 3010, 13530, 16519
Hap5016904 Russia Malyarchuk et al., 2010a U5b1a U5b1a2 none U5b1a:204, 207, 235, 315.1C, 10373, 15326, 16519
Hap5020730 Fu et al., 2013b U5b1a U5b1a* none U5b1a:6701, 16519

Sources & Resources

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