Ancient DNA Analysis Reveals High Frequency of European Lactase Persistence Allele (T-13910) in Medieval Central Europe

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Annina Krüttli; Abigail Bouwman; Gülfirde Akgül; Philippe Della Casa; Frank Rühli; Christina Warinner;
(2014)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: volume 9,issue 1issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0086251, doi: 10.5167/uzh-98404, pmc: PMC3900515
  • Subject: Evolutionary Selection | Digestive System | Human Genetics | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Research Article | Natural Selection | 610 Medicine & health | Adaptation | Evolutionary Processes | Biological Anthropology | Digestive Functions | Evolutionary Genetics | Archaeometry | Evolutionary Biology | Genetics | Historical Archaeology | Archaeology | Autosomal Dominant | Anthropology | Biology | Digestive Physiology | Medicine | Institute of Evolutionary Medicine | Anatomy and Physiology | Physical Anthropology | Q | R | Science | 570 Life sciences; biology

Ruminant milk and dairy products are important food resources in many European, African, and Middle Eastern societies. These regions are also associated with derived genetic variants for lactase persistence. In mammals, lactase, the enzyme that hydrolyzes the milk sugar... View more
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