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Haplogroup L5
Time of origin 114,200-126,200 YBP[1]
Place of origin East Africa
Ancestor L2'3'4'5'6
Descendants L5a, L5c
Defining mutations 3423, 7972, 12432, 12950[2]

In human mitochondrial genetics, Haplogroup L5 is a human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) haplogroup. It was previously known as L1e.




It is a small African haplogroup from East Africa. The highest frequency is in Mbuti Pygmies at 15%.[3] It is present in relatively small frequencies in Tanzania (Sandawe and others), Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Nubia, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.[4]




This phylogenetic tree of haplogroup L5 subclades is based on the paper by Mannis van Oven and Manfred Kayser Updated comprehensive phylogenetic tree of global human mitochondrial DNA variation[2] and subsequent published research.

  • Most Recent Common Ancestor (MRCA)
    • L1-6
      • L2-6
        • L5
          • L5a
            • L5a1
              • L5a1a
              • L5a1b
              • L5a1c
            • L5a2
          • L5c
            • L5c1
            • L5c2


  1. ^ Correcting for Purifying Selection: An Improved Human Mitochondrial Molecular Clock. 2009. doi:10.1016/j.ajhg.2009.05.001.  
  2. ^ a b van Oven, Mannis; Manfred Kayser (13 Oct 2008). "Updated comprehensive phylogenetic tree of global human mitochondrial DNA variation". Human Mutation 30 (2): E386-E394. PMID 18853457 doi:10.1002/humu.20921. Retrieved 2009-05-20.  
  3. ^ Sarah A. Tishkoff et al. 2007, History of Click-Speaking Populations of Africa Inferred from mtDNA and Y Chromosome Genetic Variation. Molecular Biology and Evolution 2007 24(10):2180-2195
  4. ^ Abu-Amero et al. 2008 February. "Mitochondrial DNA structure in the Arabian Peninsula", BMC Evolutionary Biology. 8(45): 52.

Human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) haplogroups

  Mitochondrial Eve (L)    
L0 L1 L2 L3   L4 L5 L6
  M N  
CZ D E G Q   A S   R   I W X Y
C Z B F R0   pre-JT P  U
H V J T Former Clusters IWX

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From Familypedia

In human genetics, Haplogroup L5 is a human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) haplogroup. It is a small African haplogroup[1].


  1. ^ Haplogroups L5.

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Human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) haplogroups

  most recent common mt-ancestor    
L0   L1  
L2 L3   L4 L5 L6 L7
  M N  
CZ D E G Q   A I O   R   S W X Y
C Z B F pre-HV   pre-JT P  UK
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