#1 Absolute magnitudes and slope parameters for 250,000 asteroids observed by Pan-STARRS PSI - Preliminary results

Veres, Peter; Jedicke, Robert; Fitzsimmons, Alan; Denneau, Larry; Granvik, Mikael; Bolin, Bryce; Chastel, Serge; Wainscoat, Richard J.; Burgett, William S.; Chambers, Kenneth C.; Flewelling, Heather; Kaiser, Nick; Magnier, Eugen A.; Morgan, Jeff S.; Price

ICARUS

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#2 Large-scale recent expansion of European patrilineages shown by population resequencing Open access logo Link logo

Batini, Chiara; Hallast, Pille; Zadik, Daniel; Delser, Pierpaolo Maisano; Benazzo, Andrea; Ghirotto, Silvia; Arroyo-Pardo, Eduardo; Cavalleri, Gianpiero L.; de Knijff, Peter; Dupuy, Berit Myhre; Eriksen, Heidi A.; King, Turi E.; Lopez de Munain, Adolfo; L

Nature Communications

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The proportion of Europeans descending from Neolithic farmers ∼10 thousand years ago (KYA) or Palaeolithic hunter-gatherers has been much debated. The male-specific region of the Y chromosome (MSY) has been widely applied to this question, but unbiased estimates of diversity and time depth have been lacking. Here we show that European patrilineages underwent a recent continent-wide expansion. Resequencing of 3.7 Mb of MSY DNA in 334 males, comprising 17 European and Middle Eastern populations, defines a phylogeny containing 5,996 single-nucleotide polymorphisms. Dating indicates that three major lineages (I1, R1a and R1b), accounting for 64% of our sample, have very recent coalescent times, ranging between 3.5 and 7.3 KYA. A continuous swathe of 13/17 populations share similar histories featuring a demographic expansion starting ∼2.1-4.2 KYA. Our results are compatible with ancient MSY DNA data, and contrast with data on mitochondrial DNA, indicating a widespread male-specific phenomenon that focuses interest on the social structure of Bronze Age Europe.


#3 Revised phylogeny of Rhizobiaceae:Proposal of the delineation of Pararhizobium gen. nov., and 13 new species combinations Link logo

Mousavi, Seyed Abdollah; Willems, Anne; Nesme, Xavier; de Lajudie, Philippe; Lindström, Kristina

Systematic & Applied Microbiology Volume 38, Issue 2, Pages 84–90

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#4 Independent Doubly Adaptive Rejection Metropolis Sampling Within Gibbs Sampling Link logo PDF logo

Martino, Luca; Read, Jesse; Luengo, David

IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing

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