Adaptations to climate-mediated selective pressures in humans.

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Hancock, Angela M.; Witonsky, David B.; Alkorta-Aranburu, Gorka; Beall, Cynthia M.; Gebremedhin, Amha; Sukernik, Rem; Utermann, Gerd; Pritchard, Jonathan K.; Coop, Graham; Di Rienzo, Anna;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS Genetics,volume 7,issue 4 (issn: 1553-7390, eissn: 1553-7404)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3080864, doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1001375
  • Subject: QH426-470 | Research Article | Evolutionary Biology | Genetics | Evolutionary Biology/Human Evolution | Evolutionary Biology/Genomics | Evolutionary Biology/Evolutionary Ecology | Genetics and Genomics/Population Genetics | Genetics and Genomics

Author Summary Classical studies that examined the global distributions of human physiological traits such as pigmentation, basal metabolic rate, and body shape and size suggested that natural selection related to climate has been important during recent human evolution... View more
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