Age: 10,380.8 ± 3,267.3; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: T15191C T16311C!
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: U5b1
Descendant branch(s): U5b1c1 U5b1c2


Haplogroup U5b1c is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 7,100 and 13,600 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup U5b1c 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.

01U5b1c15191 16192 16311Released 27 Aug 2008
02U5b1c15191 16192 16311Released 14 Oct 2008
05U5b1c15191 16311Released 8 Jul 2009
06U5b1c15191 16311Released 28 Sep 2009
07U5b1c15191 16311Released 10 Nov 2009
08U5b1c15191 16311Released 21 Mar 2010
09U5b1c15191 16311Released 20 Jun 2010
10U5b1c15191 16311Released 10 Aug 2010
11U5b1c15191 16311Released 7 Feb 2011
12U5b1c15191 16311Released 20 Jul 2011
13U5b1c15191 16311Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14U5b1cT15191C T16311C!Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15U5b1cT15191C T16311C!Released 30 Sep 2012
16U5b1cT15191C T16311C!Released 19 Feb 2014
17U5b1cT15191C T16311C!Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup U5b1c 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
Hap5000093Achilli et al., 2005U5b1c:16129U5b1c:315.1C, 9064, 16274, 16519
Hap5017896U5b1c:16192U5b1c:309.1C, 315.1C, 7561, 8152, 9707, 16235, 16519
Hap5019342Cardoso et al., 2013U5b1c:10398, 16192U5b1c:194, 309.1C, 315.1C, 5318, 6216, 7080, 10586, 16172, 16193.1C

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
Hap10091649United StatesUnited StatesCanadaCanada
Hap10091652United StatesHungaryHungaryHungary
Hap10091654New ZealandUnited KingdomIrelandIreland
Hap10091655United StatesUnited StatesIrelandIreland
Hap10091656United StatesUnited StatesIrelandIreland
Hap10091658United StatesUnited StatesItalyItaly
Hap10091659United StatesUnited StatesLebanonLebanon
Hap10091661South AfricaSouth AfricaSouth AfricaSouth Africa
Hap10091663AustraliaNew ZealandUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10091664United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10091665United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10091666United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10091667United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10091668United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10091669United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10091670United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10091671United 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.

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