IBE Researchers participate in a study that will be published shortly at American Journal of Physical Anthropology that demostrates that First genetic contact between Americans and Europeans took place far before Columbus arrival to America.
IBE Researchers try to confirm Nabokov's thesis on Blue Butterflies New World's colonisation in a study that will be published shortly at Proceedings of the Royal Society Vila, R., Bell, C.D., Macniven, R., Goldman-Huertas, B., Ree, R.H., Marshall, C.R., Bálint, Zs., Johnson, K., Benyamini, D. & Pierce, N.E. (2010) Phylogeny and paleoecology of Polyommatus blue butterflies show Beringia was a climate-regulated gateway to the New World. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences (in press).
IBE Researchers obtain new insights into the demographic history of African Pygmies in a study that will be published in short at Molecular Biology and Evolution. Chiara Batini; Joao Lopes; Doron M. Behar; Francesc Calafell; Lynn B. Jorde; Lolke van der Veen; Lluis Quintana-Murci; Gabriella Spedini; Giovanni Destro-Bisol; David Comas, (2010), " Insights into the demographic history of African Pygmies from complete mitochondrial genomes ", Molecular Biology and volution 2010; doi: 10.1093/molbev/msq294.
CSIC researcher Carles Lalueza-Fox, from the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (a joint centre of CSIC and Pompeu Fabra University-UPF), explains: "When the Y chromosome of three living Bourbons was decoded and we saw that it did not match with the DNA recovered from the pumpkin in 2010, we decided to sequence the complete genome and to make a functional interpretation in order to see if the blood could actually belong to Louis XVI."
Sala d' Actes residencia Investigadors del CSIC a Catalunya. Coordinació per part de Xavier Bellés i inclou una xerrada de Jesús Gómez-Zurita.