Age: 9,082.9 ± 3,061.7; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Variants: A16235G
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: U5b3
Descendant branch(s): U5b3a1 U5b3a2

YFull Info

Name: U5b3a

Age: 15100 to 10800 ybp [95% CI]

Expansion: 15300 to 7300 ybp [95% CI]

Variants: A16235G

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


Haplogroup U5b3a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 6,000 and 12,100 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup U5b3a 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
05 U5b3a 16235 Released 8 Jul 2009
06 U5b3a 16235 Released 28 Sep 2009
07 U5b3a 16235 Released 10 Nov 2009
08 U5b3a 16235 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 U5b3a 16235 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 U5b3a 16235 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 U5b3a 16235 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 U5b3a 16235 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 U5b3a 16235 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 U5b3a A16235G Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 U5b3a A16235G Released 30 Sep 2012
16 U5b3a A16235G Released 19 Feb 2014
17 U5b3a A16235G Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup U5b3a 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 ID Origin Publication Hg BLD16 Hg BLD17 Hg YFull Missing Variants Additional Variants

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 ID Birth
Birth Country
Maternal Grandmother's
Birth Country

If you use the information in this table, please credit both this site and The National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project.

Sources & Resources

Related Sources

Additional Resources

mtDNA Consultants

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