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Ancient European dog genomes reveal continuity since the Early Neolithic

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Communications, July 2017
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Title
Ancient European dog genomes reveal continuity since the Early Neolithic
Published in
Nature Communications, July 2017
DOI 10.1038/ncomms16082
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Authors

Laura R. Botigué, Shiya Song, Amelie Scheu, Shyamalika Gopalan, Amanda L. Pendleton, Matthew Oetjens, Angela M. Taravella, Timo Seregély, Andrea Zeeb-Lanz, Rose-Marie Arbogast, Dean Bobo, Kevin Daly, Martina Unterländer, Joachim Burger, Jeffrey M. Kidd, Krishna R. Veeramah

Abstract

Europe has played a major role in dog evolution, harbouring the oldest uncontested Palaeolithic remains and having been the centre of modern dog breed creation. Here we sequence the genomes of an Early and End Neolithic dog from Germany, including a sample associated with an early European farming community. Both dogs demonstrate continuity with each other and predominantly share ancestry with modern European dogs, contradicting a previously suggested Late Neolithic population replacement. We find no genetic evidence to support the recent hypothesis proposing dual origins of dog domestication. By calibrating the mutation rate using our oldest dog, we narrow the timing of dog domestication to 20,000-40,000 years ago. Interestingly, we do not observe the extreme copy number expansion of the AMY2B gene characteristic of modern dogs that has previously been proposed as an adaptation to a starch-rich diet driven by the widespread adoption of agriculture in the Neolithic.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 259 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 57 22%
Researcher 47 18%
Student > Bachelor 42 16%
Student > Master 39 15%
Other 15 6%
Other 38 15%
Unknown 22 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 100 38%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 50 19%
Arts and Humanities 18 7%
Social Sciences 13 5%
Psychology 9 3%
Other 30 12%
Unknown 40 15%

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