Affiliation: University of Mainz
- Distinct clones of Yersinia pestis caused the black deathStephanie Haensch
Institute for Anthropology, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
PLoS Pathog 6:e1001134. 2010..pestis biovars Orientalis and Medievalis. Our results clarify the etiology of the Black Death and provide a paradigm for a detailed historical reconstruction of the infection routes followed by this disease...
- Genetic discontinuity between local hunter-gatherers and central Europe's first farmersB Bramanti
Institute for Anthropology, University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany
Science 326:137-40. 2009..Together, these analyses provide persuasive evidence that the first farmers were not the descendants of local hunter-gatherers but immigrated into central Europe at the onset of the Neolithic...
- Absence of the lactase-persistence-associated allele in early Neolithic EuropeansJ Burger
Johannes Gutenberg University, Institute of Anthropology, Saarstrasse 21, D 55099 Mainz, Germany
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:3736-41. 2007..We did not observe the allele most commonly associated with LP in Europeans, thus providing evidence for the culture-historical hypothesis, and indicating that LP was rare in early European farmers...