Age: 7,931.3 ± 4,588.9; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Variants: A11590G
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: U6a5
Descendant branch(s): U6a5a1

YFull Info

Name: U6a5a

Age: 16400 to 8100 ybp [95% CI]

Expansion: 17700 to 3900 ybp [95% CI]

Variants: A11590G

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


Haplogroup U6a5a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 3,300 and 12,500 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup U6a5a 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
11 U6a5a 11590 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 U6a5a 11590 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 U6a5a 11590 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 U6a5a A11590G Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 U6a5a A11590G Released 30 Sep 2012
16 U6a5a A11590G Released 19 Feb 2014
17 U6a5a A11590G Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup U6a5a 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
Hap5015694 Olivieri et al., 2006 U6a5a U6a5a* U6a5a:16189 U6a5a:309.1C, 315.1C, 1007, 1442

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

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