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A mitochondrial genome sequence of a hominin from Sima de los Huesos

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, December 2013
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Title
A mitochondrial genome sequence of a hominin from Sima de los Huesos
Published in
Nature, December 2013
DOI 10.1038/nature12788
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Authors

Matthias Meyer, Qiaomei Fu, Ayinuer Aximu-Petri, Isabelle Glocke, Birgit Nickel, Juan-Luis Arsuaga, Ignacio Martínez, Ana Gracia, José María Bermúdez de Castro, Eudald Carbonell, Svante Pääbo

Abstract

Excavations of a complex of caves in the Sierra de Atapuerca in northern Spain have unearthed hominin fossils that range in age from the early Pleistocene to the Holocene. One of these sites, the 'Sima de los Huesos' ('pit of bones'), has yielded the world's largest assemblage of Middle Pleistocene hominin fossils, consisting of at least 28 individuals dated to over 300,000 years ago. The skeletal remains share a number of morphological features with fossils classified as Homo heidelbergensis and also display distinct Neanderthal-derived traits. Here we determine an almost complete mitochondrial genome sequence of a hominin from Sima de los Huesos and show that it is closely related to the lineage leading to mitochondrial genomes of Denisovans, an eastern Eurasian sister group to Neanderthals. Our results pave the way for DNA research on hominins from the Middle Pleistocene.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 18 3%
United Kingdom 8 1%
Germany 8 1%
Spain 7 <1%
France 5 <1%
Italy 4 <1%
Brazil 4 <1%
Mexico 2 <1%
Denmark 2 <1%
Other 13 2%
Unknown 649 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 191 27%
Researcher 135 19%
Student > Bachelor 105 15%
Student > Master 85 12%
Professor 45 6%
Other 159 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 314 44%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 100 14%
Social Sciences 72 10%
Unspecified 62 9%
Arts and Humanities 60 8%
Other 112 16%

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