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Age: 1,089.1 ± 1,519.8; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: A8706G C10654T A11725G T16311C!
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: U5b2a
Descendant branch(s): U5b2a5a


Haplogroup U5b2a5 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who started this branch lived at some point between recent generations and 2,600 years ago (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup U5b2a5 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.

14U5b2a5A8706G C10654T A11725G T16311C!Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15U5b2a5A8706G C10654T A11725G T16311C!Released 30 Sep 2012
16U5b2a5A8706G C10654T A11725G T16311C!Released 19 Feb 2014
17U5b2a5A8706G C10654T A11725G T16311C!Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup U5b2a5 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
Hap5004674Behar et al., 2012bnoneU5b2a5:309.1C, 315.1C, 2581, 9055, 15940, 16243Y, 16519
Hap5007244Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016noneU5b2a5:309.1C, 315.1C, 2581, 8657, 9055, 15940, 16519
Hap5007453Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016noneU5b2a5:309.1C, 315.1C, 2581, 8657, 9055, 15940, 16519
Hap5008332Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016U5b2a5:16223U5b2a5:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 5123, 13194, 16183C, 16304, 16519
Hap5012674Raule et al., 2014noneU5b2a5:309.1C, 315.1C, 3394, 4491, 5261, 16519
Hap5013260Raule et al., 2014U5b2a5:16270U5b2a5:309.1C, 315.1C, 3394, 10644, 16189, 16298, 16311, 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
Hap10093215United StatesUnited StatesCroatiaCroatia
Hap10093216UnspecifiedSerbia and MontenegroSerbia and MontenegroSerbia and Montenegro
Hap10093217United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10093218United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10093219United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10093220United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited 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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