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Age: 10,819.3 ± 4,251.1; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: G12618A
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: U5b1
Descendant branch(s): U5b1b1 U5b1b2


Haplogroup U5b1b is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 6,600 and 15,100 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup U5b1b 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
01 U5b1b 7385 10927 12618 Released 27 Aug 2008
02 U5b1b 7385 10927 12618 Released 14 Oct 2008
05 U5b1b 12618 Released 8 Jul 2009
06 U5b1b 12618 Released 28 Sep 2009
07 U5b1b 12618 Released 10 Nov 2009
08 U5b1b 12618 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 U5b1b 12618 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 U5b1b 12618 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 U5b1b 12618 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 U5b1b 12618 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 U5b1b 12618 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 U5b1b G12618A Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 U5b1b G12618A Released 30 Sep 2012
16 U5b1b G12618A Released 19 Feb 2014
17 U5b1b G12618A Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup U5b1b 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
Hap5016958 Malyarchuk et al., 2010b U5b1b:16192 U5b1b:309.1CC, 315.1C, 3708, 3849, 6302, 16147, 16183C, 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
Hap10091029United StatesUnited StatesCzech RepublicCzech Republic
Hap10091032United StatesItalyItalyItaly
Hap10091033Serbia and MontenegroSerbia and MontenegroSerbia and MontenegroSerbia and Montenegro
Hap10091034United StatesUnited StatesSlovakiaSlovakia
Hap10091036United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10091037United StatesItalyUnspecifiedItaly
Hap10091038United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10091039United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10091040United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10091041United 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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