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Age: 3,824.0 ± 3,744.5; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Eurasia, Arabian Peninsula, & Levant
Mutations: T15944d
Parent Branch: K1c2
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup K1c2a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 100 and 7,600 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup K1c2a 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.

14K1c2aT15944dReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15K1c2aT15944dReleased 30 Sep 2012
16K1c2aT15944dReleased 19 Feb 2014
17K1c2aT15944dReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup K1c2a 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
Hap5002480Behar et al., 2012bnoneK1c2a:315.1C, 12358, 14506, 15244, 16093
Hap5004480Behar et al., 2012bnoneK1c2a:315.1C, 573.1XC
Hap5004649Behar et al., 2012bnoneK1c2a:315.1C, 573.1XC, 8705Y, 12358
Hap5007143Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016noneK1c2a:81.1T, 315.1C, 12358, 14506, 15244, 16093
Hap5007561Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016noneK1c2a:315.1C, 573.1XC, 8300Y

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
Hap10064687United StatesUnited StatesIrelandIreland
Hap10064688United StatesUnited StatesIrelandIreland
Hap10064689United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10064690United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10064691United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10064692United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10064693United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10064694United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10064695United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10064696United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10064697United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10064698United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10064699United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10064700United StatesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10064701United StatesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10064702United States TerritoriesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited States Territories

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

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