Molecular Biology and Human Diversity

Molecular Biology and Human Diversity

by Anthony J. Boyce
ISBN-10:
0521019222
ISBN-13:
9780521019224
Pub. Date:
07/31/2005
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
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Overview

Molecular Biology and Human Diversity

The public is now paying considerable attention to the use of molecular evidence in studies of human diversity and origins. Much of the early work in this area was based on evidence from mitochondrial DNA, but this has now been supplemented by important new information from nuclear DNA from both Y chromosomes and the autosomes. The bulk of the material available is from living populations, but this is being extended by the study of DNA from archaic populations. The underlying models used in interpreting this evidence are based on the neutral theory of molecular evolution, but also consider the possible role of selection. This volume brings together much new evidence and methodology from an international group of scientists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521019224
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/31/2005
Series: Society for the Study of Human Biology Symposium Series , #38
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

1. Mitochondrial DNA in ancient and modern humans E. Hagelberg; 2. Digital DNA typing of human paternal lineages M. A. Jobling, N. Bouzekri, N. Fretwell, G. A. Dover and A. J. Jeffreys; 3. Minisatellites as tools for population genetic analysis J. Flint, J. Bond, R. M. Harding and J. B. Clegg; 4. DNA fingerprinting: development of a technology and its application to the study of human populations A. P. Ryskov, M. I. Prosnyak, N. S. Kupriyanova, E. K. Khusnutdinova, I. M. Khidiatova, V.V. Kalnin, O.V. Kalnina, K. B. Bulkayeva and S. A. Limborska; 5. Kinship, breeding and matching probabilities N. E. Morton and J. Teague; 6. Using the coalescent to interpret gene trees R. M. Harding; 7. Some attempts at measuring natural selection by malaria A. V. S. Hill; 8. AIDA: geographical patterns of DNA diversity investigated by autocorrelation statistics G. Barbujani and G. Bertorelle; 9. Mitochondrial DNA sequences in Europe: an insight into population history J. Betranpetit, F. Calafell, D. Comas, A. Pérez-Lezaun and E. Mateu; 10. Palaeolithic and neolithic contributions to the European mitochondrial gene pool B. Sykes, H. Côrte-Real and M. Richards; 11. The molecular diversity of the Niokholo Mandenkalu from Eastern Senegal: and insight into West Africa genetic theory L. Excoffier, E. S . Poloni, S. Santachiara-Benerecetti, O. Semino, and A. Langaney; 12. The peopling of Madagascar H. Soodyall, T. Jenkins, R. Hewitt, A. Krause, M. Stoneking; 13. Molecular perspectives on the colonisation of the Pacific J. J. Martinson; 14. Population ancestry on Tristan da Cunha - the evidence of the individual D. F. Roberts and H. Soodyall; 15. Linguistic divergence and genetic evolution: molecular perspectives from the New World R. H. Ward; 16. Allelic sequence diversity at the human b-globulin locus S. M. Fullerton; 17. A nuclear perspective on human evolution K. K. Kidd and J. R. Kidd; 18. Contrasting gene trees and population trees of the evolution of modern humans N. Saitou; 19. Methods and models for understanding human diversity H. C. Harpending, J. H. Relethford and S. T. Sherry; Index.

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