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Age: 16,600.9 ± 5,727.0; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: (C150T) G7762A T8473C A8631G
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: L4a1
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup L4a1a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 10,900 and 22,300 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup L4a1a 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.

01L4a1a189 8697 16261Released 27 Aug 2008
02L4a1a189 8697 16261Released 14 Oct 2008
03L4a1a189 8697 16261Released 1 Mar 2009
04L4a1a189 8697 16261Released 10 May 2009
05L4a1a189 8697 16261Released 8 Jul 2009
06L4a1a189 8697 16261Released 28 Sep 2009
07L4a1a(150) 7762 8473 8631Released 10 Nov 2009
08L4a1a(150) 7762 8473 8631Released 21 Mar 2010
09L4a1a(150) 7762 8473 8631Released 20 Jun 2010
10L4a1a(150) 7762 8473 8631Released 10 Aug 2010
11L4a1a(150) 7762 8473 8631Released 7 Feb 2011
12L4a1a(150) 7762 8473 8631Released 20 Jul 2011
13L4a1a(150) 7762 8473 8631Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14L4a1a(C150T) G7762A T8473C A8631GReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15L4a1a(C150T) G7762A T8473C A8631GReleased 30 Sep 2012
16L4a1a(C150T) G7762A T8473C A8631GReleased 19 Feb 2014
17L4a1a(C150T) G7762A T8473C A8631GReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup L4a1a 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
Hap5000451Behar et al., 2008bL4a1a:150, 198L4a1a:189, 315.1C, 3106N, 6176, 8572, 8622, 8697, 11260, 15568, 16220, 16234, 16261, 16360
Hap5000521Behar et al., 2008bL4a1a:198, 16207T, 16362L4a1a:315.1C, 2416, 3106N, 8133, 8634, 11023, 11143, 11149, 12814T, 16093, 16207C
Hap5015276Torroni et al., 2006noneL4a1a:185, 189, 315.1C, 8697, 12280, 13344, 16261

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

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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