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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 17 2%
United Kingdom 8 <1%
Germany 7 <1%
Spain 6 <1%
France 4 <1%
Italy 4 <1%
Brazil 4 <1%
Australia 2 <1%
Mexico 2 <1%
Other 12 1%
Unknown 773 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 204 24%
Researcher 159 19%
Student > Bachelor 117 14%
Student > Master 97 12%
Professor 48 6%
Other 154 18%
Unknown 60 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 332 40%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 119 14%
Social Sciences 83 10%
Arts and Humanities 74 9%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 38 5%
Other 96 11%
Unknown 97 12%

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