Age: 16,277.4 ± 5,646.2; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Variants: C15790T
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: U6a
Descendant branch(s): U6a3a U6a3b U6a3c U6a3d U6a3e U6a3f

YFull Info

Name: U6a3

Age: 29500 to 18500 ybp [95% CI]

Expansion: -

Variants: C15790T

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


Haplogroup U6a3 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 10,600 and 21,900 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup U6a3 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
01 U6a3 15790 Released 27 Aug 2008
02 U6a3 15790 Released 14 Oct 2008
05 U6a3 15790 Released 8 Jul 2009
06 U6a3 15790 Released 28 Sep 2009
07 U6a3 15790 Released 10 Nov 2009
08 U6a3 15790 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 U6a3 15790 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 U6a3 15790 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 U6a3 15790 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 U6a3 15790 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 U6a3 15790 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 U6a3 C15790T Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 U6a3 C15790T Released 30 Sep 2012
16 U6a3 C15790T Released 19 Feb 2014
17 U6a3 C15790T Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup U6a3 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
Hap5017958 Bulgaria Pereira et al., 2010b U6a3 U6a3* U6a3:12308 U6a3:204, 309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 16183C, 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 ID Birth
Birth Country
Maternal Grandmother's
Birth Country
Hap10094294 Belgium Belgium Belgium Belgium
Hap10094295 United States United States United States United States
Hap10094296 United States Unspecified Unspecified United States
Hap10094297 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Hap10094298 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified

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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