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Age: 3,627.0 ± 1,916.3; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: T16144C
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: U5b1b1
Descendant branch(s): U5b1b1a1 U5b1b1a2 U5b1b1a3


Haplogroup U5b1b1a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 1,700 and 5,500 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup U5b1b1a 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.

01U5b1b116144Released 27 Aug 2008
02U5b1b116144Released 14 Oct 2008
05U5b1b1a16144Released 8 Jul 2009
06U5b1b1a16144Released 28 Sep 2009
07U5b1b1a16144Released 10 Nov 2009
08U5b1b1a16144Released 21 Mar 2010
09U5b1b1a16144Released 20 Jun 2010
10U5b1b1a16144Released 10 Aug 2010
11U5b1b1a16144Released 7 Feb 2011
12U5b1b1a16144Released 20 Jul 2011
13U5b1b1a16144Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14U5b1b1aT16144CReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15U5b1b1aT16144CReleased 30 Sep 2012
16U5b1b1aT16144CReleased 19 Feb 2014
17U5b1b1aT16144CReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup U5b1b1a 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
Hap5000087Achilli et al., 2005noneU5b1b1a:315.1C, 16519
Hap5000089Achilli et al., 2005noneU5b1b1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 14927, 16519
Hap5000090Achilli et al., 2005noneU5b1b1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 1850, 16148, 16335, 16519
Hap5001742Behar et al., 2012bnoneU5b1b1a:315.1C, 16293R, 16519
Hap5001882Behar et al., 2012bnoneU5b1b1a:315.1C, 16258C
Hap5002195Behar et al., 2012bnoneU5b1b1a:315.1C, 3327, 4958, 16519
Hap5003316Behar et al., 2012bnoneU5b1b1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 16360, 16519
Hap5003423Behar et al., 2012bnoneU5b1b1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 8604, 13651, 16183C, 16519
Hap5004971Behar et al., 2012bnoneU5b1b1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 10084, 14569, 16519
Hap5008899Finnilä et al., 2001noneU5b1b1a:315.1C, 16519
Hap5008900Finnilä et al., 2001U5b1b1a:150, 7385U5b1b1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 16519
Hap5008901Finnilä et al., 2001U5b1b1a:7385U5b1b1a:315.1C, 16519
Hap5008902Finnilä et al., 2001U5b1b1a:7385U5b1b1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 16519
Hap5010022Ingman et al., 2000noneU5b1b1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 16148, 16335, 16519
Hap5010025Ingman et al., 2000noneU5b1b1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 1850, 16148, 16335, 16519
Hap5012662Raule et al., 2014noneU5b1b1a:315.1C, 16519
Hap5012865Raule et al., 2014noneU5b1b1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 1850, 16148, 16519
Hap5012890Raule et al., 2014noneU5b1b1a:315.1C, 7630, 16519
Hap5012892Raule et al., 2014U5b1b1a:16270U5b1b1a:315.1C, 16189, 16253T
Hap5013273Raule et al., 2014noneU5b1b1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 16519
Hap5013274Raule et al., 2014noneU5b1b1a:315.1C, 16093, 16519
Hap5013297Raule et al., 2014U5b1b1a:10927U5b1b1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 9667, 16362, 16519
Hap5013300Raule et al., 2014noneU5b1b1a:315.1C, 16519
Hap5014347Soini et al., 2012noneU5b1b1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 14569, 16519
Hap5016893Malyarchuk et al., 2010anoneU5b1b1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 11341, 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
Hap10091330United StatesUnited StatesDenmarkDenmark
Hap10091340United StatesUnited StatesFinlandFinland
Hap10091341United StatesUnited StatesFinlandFinland
Hap10091342GermanyUnited StatesGermanyGermany
Hap10091343United StatesUnited StatesGermanyGermany
Hap10091351United StatesNorwayNorwayNorway
Hap10091352United StatesUnited StatesNorwayNorway
Hap10091353United StatesUnited States TerritoriesNorwayNorway

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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