<tr><th>Descendants</th> <td>L3a, L3b, L3c, L3d, L3e, L3f, M, N</td></tr>
Haplogroup L3
Possible time of origin 80000 years ago
Possible place of origin Africa
Ancestor L2
Defining mutations 73, 7028, 10873, 11719, 12705, 14766, 16223

In human genetics, Haplogroup L3 is a human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) haplogroup.

Haplogroup L3 is confined to Africa and emigrant African populations. It is most common in East Africa.

However, L3 is also the haplogroup from which the macro-haplogroups M and N are believed to have arisen. These two haplogroups are ancestral to all haplogroups outside Africa, and are believed to represent the initial migration by modern humans out of Africa.


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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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