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Age: 3,739.0 ± 2,317.3; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: A8463G A16300G
Parent Branch: X2c1
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup X2c1b is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 1,400 and 6,100 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup X2c1b 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.

14X2c1bA8463G A16300GReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15X2c1bA8463G A16300GReleased 30 Sep 2012
16X2c1bA8463G A16300GReleased 19 Feb 2014
17X2c1bA8463G A16300GReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup X2c1b 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
Hap5007332Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016X2c1b:16230X2c1b:315.1C, 8839, 10115, 16183C, 16269
Hap5007718Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016noneX2c1b:315.1C, 16182C, 16183C
Hap5014152Sequeira et al., 2015noneX2c1b:315.1C, 2905, 5330A, 9467, 16182C, 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
Hap10101090United StatesUnited StatesCanadaCanada
Hap10101093United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10101095United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10101096United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10101097United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10101098United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10101099United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited 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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