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Age: 2,524.2 ± 2,290.8; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: A373G C11177T C16304T!
Parent Branch: U5b3a1
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup U5b3a1a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 200 and 4,800 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup U5b3a1a 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.

05U5b3a1a373 11177 16304Released 8 Jul 2009
06U5b3a1a373 11177 16304!Released 28 Sep 2009
07U5b3a1a373 11177 16304!Released 10 Nov 2009
08U5b3a1a373 11177 16304!Released 21 Mar 2010
09U5b3a1a373 11177 16304!Released 20 Jun 2010
10U5b3a1a373 11177 16304!Released 10 Aug 2010
11U5b3a1a373 11177 16304!Released 7 Feb 2011
12U5b3a1a373 11177 16304!Released 20 Jul 2011
13U5b3a1a373 11177 16304!Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14U5b3a1aA373G C11177T C16304T!Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15U5b3a1aA373G C11177T C16304T!Released 30 Sep 2012
16U5b3a1aA373G C11177T C16304T!Released 19 Feb 2014
17U5b3a1aA373G C11177T C16304T!Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup U5b3a1a 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
Hap5009001Fraumene et al., 2006U5b3a1a:228, 14182U5b3a1a:11620, 16145
Hap5009005Fraumene et al., 2006U5b3a1a:228U5b3a1a:709, 11950
Hap5009021Fraumene et al., 2006U5b3a1a:228, 11914U5b3a1a:284, 15244
Hap5009032Fraumene et al., 2006U5b3a1a:228none
Hap5009035Fraumene et al., 2006U5b3a1a:228none
Hap5009041Fraumene et al., 2006U5b3a1a:228none
Hap5009046Fraumene et al., 2006U5b3a1a:228, 11914U5b3a1a:284, 15244
Hap5009322Hartmann et al., 2008U5b3a1a:228U5b3a1a:315.1C, 2702R
Hap5010123Ingman et al., 2000U5b3a1a:228U5b3a1a:315.1C, 16145
Hap5016677Pala et al., 2009U5b3a1a:228, 16270U5b3a1a:315.1C, 9839, 11647, 12358, 16302
Hap5016678Pala et al., 2009U5b3a1a:228U5b3a1a:315.1C
Hap5016679Pala et al., 2009U5b3a1a:228U5b3a1a:315.1C
Hap5016680Pala et al., 2009U5b3a1a:228U5b3a1a:315.1C, 7403, 12127
Hap5016681Pala et al., 2009U5b3a1a:228U5b3a1a:315.1C, 7403, 12127
Hap5016682Pala et al., 2009U5b3a1a:228, 16235U5b3a1a:315.1C
Hap5016683Pala et al., 2009U5b3a1a:228U5b3a1a:315.1C, 6770R
Hap5016684Pala et al., 2009U5b3a1a:228U5b3a1a:315.1C, 5843, 15607, 16145

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

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

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