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Age: 6,462.1 ± 3,656.4; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: A10978G
Parent Branch: U5b3a
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup U5b3a2 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 2,800 and 10,100 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup U5b3a2 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.

05U5b3a210978Released 8 Jul 2009
06U5b3a210978Released 28 Sep 2009
07U5b3a210978Released 10 Nov 2009
08U5b3a210978Released 21 Mar 2010
09U5b3a210978Released 20 Jun 2010
10U5b3a210978Released 10 Aug 2010
11U5b3a210978Released 7 Feb 2011
12U5b3a210978Released 20 Jul 2011
13U5b3a210978Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14U5b3a2A10978GReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15U5b3a2A10978GReleased 30 Sep 2012
16U5b3a2A10978GReleased 19 Feb 2014
17U5b3a2A10978GReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup U5b3a2 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
Hap5002150Behar et al., 2012bU5b3a2:228U5b3a2:309.1C, 315.1C, 524.1AC, 14803, 16465, 16519
Hap5007388Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016U5b3a2:228U5b3a2:309.1C, 315.1C, 524.1AC, 14803, 16465, 16519
Hap5016689Pala et al., 2009U5b3a2:228U5b3a2:315.1C, 524.1AC, 16093, 16519
Hap5016690Pala et al., 2009U5b3a2:228U5b3a2:315.1C, 524.1AC, 16093, 16291, 16519
Hap5016691Pala et al., 2009U5b3a2:228U5b3a2:315.1C, 16465, 16519
Hap5016692Pala et al., 2009U5b3a2:7521U5b3a2:315.1C, 4824, 9761, 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
Hap10094118United StatesCanadaCanadaCanada
Hap10094119United StatesLebanonLebanonLebanon
Hap10094120United KingdomUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10094121United 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.

Sources & Resources

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