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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
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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
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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.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 2 1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
Unknown 130 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 43 32%
Researcher 24 18%
Unspecified 14 10%
Student > Master 14 10%
Student > Bachelor 11 8%
Other 28 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 44 33%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 36 27%
Arts and Humanities 23 17%
Unspecified 16 12%
Social Sciences 7 5%
Other 8 6%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 85. 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 02 April 2019.
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