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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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107 news outlets
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13 blogs
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156 tweeters
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17 Facebook pages
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1 Wikipedia page
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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

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Unknown 187 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 41 22%
Researcher 38 20%
Student > Bachelor 32 17%
Student > Master 29 16%
Other 12 6%
Other 24 13%
Unknown 11 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 69 37%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 39 21%
Arts and Humanities 12 6%
Social Sciences 11 6%
Environmental Science 6 3%
Other 22 12%
Unknown 28 15%

Attention Score in Context

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#3,960
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#82
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#181
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#4
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