The Evolution and Genetics of Latin American Populations

The Evolution and Genetics of Latin American Populations

by Francisco M. Salzano, Maria C. Bortolini
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521652758

ISBN-13: 9780521652759

Pub. Date: 02/28/2015

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The human genetic make-up of Latin America is a reflection of successive waves of colonization and immigration. There have been few works dealing with the biology of human populations at a continental scale, and while much data is available on the genetics of Latin American populations, most information remains scattered throughout the literature. This volume

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Overview

The human genetic make-up of Latin America is a reflection of successive waves of colonization and immigration. There have been few works dealing with the biology of human populations at a continental scale, and while much data is available on the genetics of Latin American populations, most information remains scattered throughout the literature. This volume examines Latin American human populations in relation to their origins, environment, history, demography and genetics, drawing on aspects of nutrition, physiology, and morphology for an integrated and multidisciplinary approach. The result is a fascinating account of a people characterized by a turbulent history, marked heterogeneity, and unique genetic traits.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521652759
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2015
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology Series, #28
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.18(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Origins; 2. Environment and history; 3. Socioeconomic indices, demography, and population structure; 4. Ecology, nutrition, and physiological adaptation; 5. Morphology; 6. Health and disease; 7. Haemoglobin types and haemoglobinopathies; 8. Normal genetic variation at the protein, glycoconjugate, and DNA levels; 9. Gene dynamics; 10. Synthesis.

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