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bicicleur
07-07-17, 22:05
they found yet another older member of the same family in lower layers of the same cave

they got some mtDNA and very little nuclear DNA

http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/7/e1700186.full

I1a3_Young
08-07-17, 16:18
Denisovan admixture has contributed to several traits in present-day humans (20 (http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/7/e1700186.full#ref-20), 23 (http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/7/e1700186.full#ref-23), 24 (http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/7/e1700186.full#ref-24)), including, for example, the adaption of Tibetan populations to life at high altitude (25 (http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/7/e1700186.full#ref-25)).

Interesting

LeBrok
08-07-17, 17:43
Interesting I wonder how could they live on Tibetan plateau during ice age?! Nuts.
Possibly this "high latitude" adaptation was adaptation to something else first. Was oxigen lower on earth during ice ages, especially in middle of Siberia away from green plants producing oxygen?

bicicleur
08-07-17, 22:13
I wonder how could they live on Tibetan plateau during ice age?! Nuts.
Possibly this "high latitude" adaptation was adaptation to something else first. Was oxigen lower on earth during ice ages, especially in middle of Siberia away from green plants producing oxygen?

I would guess it was brought to Tibet from Bengal or somewhere in that area.
That could have been the place where the ancestors of Papuans and Australian Aboriginees got their Denisovan admixture.