↓ Skip to main content

A Common Genetic Origin for Early Farmers from Mediterranean Cardial and Central European LBK Cultures

Overview of attention for article published in Molecular Biology and Evolution, September 2015
Altmetric Badge

About this Attention Score

  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
6 news outlets
blogs
4 blogs
twitter
17 tweeters
facebook
3 Facebook pages

Citations

dimensions_citation
65 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
126 Mendeley
citeulike
1 CiteULike
You are seeing a free-to-access but limited selection of the activity Altmetric has collected about this research output. Click here to find out more.
Title
A Common Genetic Origin for Early Farmers from Mediterranean Cardial and Central European LBK Cultures
Published in
Molecular Biology and Evolution, September 2015
DOI 10.1093/molbev/msv181
Pubmed ID
Authors

Iñigo Olalde, Hannes Schroeder, Marcela Sandoval-Velasco, Lasse Vinner, Irene Lobón, Oscar Ramirez, Sergi Civit, Pablo García Borja, Domingo C. Salazar-García, Sahra Talamo, Josep María Fullola, Francesc Xavier Oms, Mireia Pedro, Pablo Martínez, Montserrat Sanz, Joan Daura, João Zilhão, Tomàs Marquès-Bonet, M. Thomas P. Gilbert, Carles Lalueza-Fox

Abstract

The spread of farming out of the Balkans and into the rest of Europe followed two distinct routes: an initial expansion represented by the Impressa and Cardial traditions, which followed the Northern Mediterranean coastline; and another expansion represented by the LBK tradition, which followed the Danube River into Central Europe. While genomic data now exist from samples representing the second migration, such data have yet to be successfully generated from the initial Mediterranean migration. To address this, we generated the complete genome of a 7,400 year-old Cardial individual (CB13) from Cova Bonica in Vallirana (Barcelona), as well as partial nuclear data from five others excavated from different sites in Spain and Portugal. CB13 clusters with all previously sequenced early European farmers and modern-day Sardinians. Furthermore, our analyses suggest that both Cardial and LBK peoples derived from a common ancient population located in or around the Balkan Peninsula. The Iberian Cardial genome also carries a discernible hunter-gatherer genetic signature that likely was not acquired by admixture with local Iberian foragers. Our results indicate that retrieving ancient genomes from similarly warm Mediterranean environments such as the Near East is technically feasible.

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 17 tweeters who shared this research output. Click here to find out more about how the information was compiled.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 126 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 2 2%
Germany 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
Unknown 121 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 44 35%
Researcher 20 16%
Student > Master 17 13%
Unspecified 12 10%
Student > Bachelor 10 8%
Other 23 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 43 34%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 36 29%
Arts and Humanities 21 17%
Unspecified 14 11%
Social Sciences 8 6%
Other 4 3%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 83. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 September 2017.
All research outputs
#165,387
of 12,236,259 outputs
Outputs from Molecular Biology and Evolution
#67
of 3,353 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#4,969
of 240,372 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Molecular Biology and Evolution
#3
of 97 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 12,236,259 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 98th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 3,353 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 11.8. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 98% of its peers.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 240,372 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 97% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 97 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 96% of its contemporaries.