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Age: 3,365.3 ± 2,273.6; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: C4577T A7570G G11914A! G14016A
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: X2b
Descendant branch(s): X2b6a


Haplogroup X2b6 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 1,100 and 5,600 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup X2b6 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.

14X2b6C4577T A7570G G11914A! G14016AReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15X2b6C4577T A7570G G11914A! G14016AReleased 30 Sep 2012
16X2b6C4577T A7570G G11914A! G14016AReleased 19 Feb 2014
17X2b6C4577T A7570G G11914A! G14016AReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup X2b6 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
Hap5002251Behar et al., 2012bX2b6:15927X2b6:315.1C, 2903, 5427, 14319, 16167, 16183C
Hap5004537Behar et al., 2012bnoneX2b6:315.1C, 2887, 16148, 16183C, 16284R
Hap5004732Behar et al., 2012bnoneX2b6:315.1C, 3745, 5427, 16183C
Hap5013100Raule et al., 2014X2b6:153X2b6:309.1C, 315.1C, 5427, 16183C

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
Hap10100708United StatesCubaCubaCuba
Hap10100709United StatesUnited StatesPolandPoland
Hap10100711United KingdomUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10100712United StatesUnited StatesUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10100713United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10100714United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10100715United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10100716United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10100717United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10100718United 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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