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For people who have tested and are assigned the maternal haplogroup J or who are believed to have had that maternal haplogroup based on descendants tested.

Defining Mutations

  • Coding mutations 489, 10398, 12612, 13708
  • HVR mutations 295 and 16069


Haplogroup J has an estimated age of about 45,000 years. In his popular book The Seven Daughters of Eve, Bryan Sykes named the originator of this mtDNA haplogroup Jasmine.


Haplogroup J (along with ‘T’) is associated with the spread of farming and herding in Europe during the Neolithic Era (8,000-10,000 yrs ago).

The average frequency of J Haplogroup as a whole is highest in the Near East (12%) followed by Europe (11%), Caucasus (8%) and North Africa (6%).

Subclades of J

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