Rita Rasteiro

Rita Rasteiro
University of Bristol | UB · MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit

PhD

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September 2017 - present
University of Bristol
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  • Research Associate
April 2017 - present
University of Leicester
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  • Fellow
November 2016 - March 2017
University of Leicester
Position
  • Research Associate

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Publications (54)
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The Neolithic transition has been widely debated particularly regarding the extent to which this revolution implied a demographic expansion from the Near East. We attempted to shed some light on this process in northeastern Iberia by combining ancient DNA (aDNA) data from Early Neolithic settlers and published DNA data from Middle Neolithic and mod...
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Cultural practices can deeply influence genetic diversity patterns. The Neolithic transitions that took place at different times and locations around the world led to major cultural and demographic changes that influenced and therefore left their marks on human genetic diversity patterns. Several studies on the European Neolithic transition suggest...
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The differences between copies of the human genome are very small, but tend to cluster in different populations. So, despite the fact that low inter-population differentiation does not support a biological definition of races statistical methods are nonetheless claimed to be able to predict successfully the population of origin of a DNA sample. Suc...
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Advances in phenology (the annual timing of species’ life-cycles) in response to climate change are generally viewed as bioindicators of climate change, but have not been considered as predictors of range expansions. Here, we show that phenology advances combine with the number of reproductive cycles per year (voltinism) to shape abundance and dist...
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Throughout Earth's natural history, habitats have undergone drastic changes in quality and extent, influencing the distribution of species and their diversity. In the last few hundred years, human activities have destroyed natural habitats at an unprecedent rate, converting continuous habitat into fragmented and isolated patches. Recent global meta...
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Natural climate change and recent anthropogenic activities have largely contributed to habitat loss and fragmentation across the world, leading to 70% of worldwide remaining forests to be within 1 km of forest edges (Haddad et al., 2015). Ecological studies have shown that edge-effect influences ecological communities, species richness and abundanc...
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Domesticated dogs have been present in the Iberian Peninsula long before other domesticated species, back to the late Palaeolithic period. Their origin is still uncertain, but dogs were already well established during the Chalcolithic period (ca. 5000–4000 BP). This study employed a multidisciplinary approach comprising osteometric, radiographic an...
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CHC22 clathrin plays a key role in intracellular membrane traffic of the insulin-responsive glucose transporter GLUT4 in humans. We performed population genetic and phylogenetic analyses of the CHC22-encoding CLTCL1 gene, revealing independent gene loss in at least two vertebrate lineages, after arising from gene duplication. All vertebrates retain...
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CHC22 clathrin plays a key role in intracellular membrane traffic of the insulin-responsive glucose transporter GLUT4 in humans. We performed population genetic and phylogenetic analyses of the CHC22-encoding CLTCL1 gene, revealing independent gene loss in at least two vertebrate lineages, after arising from gene duplication. All vertebrates retain...
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The origin of the elephant on the island of Borneo remains elusive. Research has suggested two alternative hypotheses: the Bornean elephant stems either from a recent introduction in the 17th century or from an ancient colonization several hundreds of thousands years ago. Lack of elephant fossils has been interpreted as evidence for a very recent i...
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More than two decades of archaeological research at the site of Sagalassos, in southwest Turkey, resulted in the study of the former urban settlement in all its features. Originally settled in late Classical/early Hellenistic times, possibly from the later fifth century BCE onwards, the city of Sagalassos and its surrounding territory saw empires c...
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1 supplementary text file with a detailed description of the methods used in the present study.
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Most species do not live in a constant environment over space or time. Their environment is often heterogeneous with a huge variability in resource availability and exposure to pathogens or predators, which may affect the local densities of the species. Moreover, the habitat might be fragmented, preventing free and isotropic migrations between loca...
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The arrival of agriculture into Europe during the Neolithic transition brought a significant shift in human lifestyle and subsistence. However, the conditions under which the spread of the new culture and technologies occurred are still debated. Similarly, the roles played by women and men during the Neolithic transition are not well understood, pr...
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Palaeolithic contribution to modern European (p1) posterior distributions, for each of the European populations analysed, using NRY data [2]. Each curve corresponds to the analysis of a specific hybrid (admixed) population. In (A) are represented all the populations used in this study and in (B) are the populations used as negative control. See Tex...
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Linear regression of Neolithic contribution (1−p1), against geographical distance from the Near East, using NRY data [2]. In (A) are represented all the populations used in this study and in (B) are the populations used as negative control. Mean values for each population are represented by red circles. See SI Methods for more details and reference...
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Estimated effective population sizes for the admixed populations (Nh) and their distance from the Near East. The Nh values were calculated for the Rosser et al. [2] dataset using archaeological dates from table S4 and a generation time of 25 years. See Text S1 for more details and reference information. (TIF)
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Maximum probability of obtaining genetic differentiation (FST) values larger than those observed in the real data. Maximum probability values of obtaining a simulated FST value higher than that observed (Ps>o), for each of the models (TP - Total Panmixia, S - Split, SDG - Split with Differential Growth) and pairwise comparisons analysed (see Figure...
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Linear regression of Neolithic contribution (1−p1) against geographical distance from the Near East, using NRY data [2]. In (A) are represented the Caucasus populations (note the different scale on the x-axis) and in (B) are the European Islands population samples (Cyprus, Sardinian, UK and Ireland) used in this study. Mean values for each populati...
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Distributions of the ti’s for all populations, using NRY [2]. (A) Posterior distributions of t1. The different curves represent the amount of genetic drift, since the admixture event, between the present sample of Basques and the ancestral populations of HG that interbred with the incoming farmers. (B) Posterior distributions of t2. As in (A), but...
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Admixture model used by the Chikhi et al. [1] method. See SI Methods for more details and reference information. (TIF)
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Distributions of the ti’s for all populations, using mtDNA [3] (A) Posterior distributions of t1. (B) Posterior distributions of t2 (see Figure S5 for a more detailed explanation). Note that the panel B has a different scale on the x-axis compared to panel A and Figure S5. See Text S1 for more details and reference information. (TIF)
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Demographic parameters estimated under the Split with Differential Growth (SDG) model. Weighted (ω) median, 5% and 95% percentiles values are represented for the Ne at the Neolithic and Upper Palaeolithic. Deme 1 and 2 correspond to the demes without and with differential growth, respectively (see Figure S9). (PDF)
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Genetic diversity and differentiation, across Europe. In (A), the He values for each European population analysed are regressed against the geographic distance from the Near East, both for NRY (solid circles) and mtDNA (open circles). The linear regressions calculated from these points are represented by the solid (NRY) and dashed (mtDNA) lines. In...
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Split with differential growth model (SDG), with name of the demes. (TIF)
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Calibrated radiocarbon dates of Neolithic archaeological sites (from Pinhasi et al. [4]. Location and type of Neolithic culture (EN- Early Neolithic, LBK- Linear Pottery Culture) are also represented in this table. See Text S1 for reference information. (PDF)
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Validation of the ABC model selection procedure. Each row corresponds to the percentage of times that a model (TP - Total Panmixia, S - Split, SDG - Split with Differential Growth) was assigned to each of the models, by a higher posterior probability. When data are simulated under the S model our results show that a significant proportion of the da...
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Support Materials and Methods and references to SI Tables and SI Figures. (PDF)
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The first inhabitants of Japan, the Jomon hunter-gatherers, had their culture significantly modified by that of the Yayoi farmers, who arrived at a later stage from mainland Asia. How this change took place is still debated, but it has been suggested that modern Japanese are the product of an admixture between these two populations. Here, we applie...
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Rab proteins are regulators of vesicular trafficking, requiring a lipid modification for proper function, prenylation of C-terminal cysteines. This is catalysed by a complex of a catalytic heterodimer (Rab Geranylgeranyl Transferase - RabGGTase) and an accessory protein (Rab Escort Protein. REP). Components of this complex display domain insertions...
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On or before Jul 29, 2011 this sequence version replaced gi:50404066, gi:50404067, gi:50404065.

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