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Evolutionary responses to a constructed niche: ancient Mesoamericans as a model of gene-culture coevolution.

Tábita Hünemeier; Carlos Eduardo G. Amorim; Soledad de Azevedo; Verônica Contini; Víctor Acuña-Alonzo; Francisco Rothhammer; Jean-Michel Dugoujon; Stéphane Mazières; Ramiro Barrantes; María Teresa Villarreal-Molina; ...
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  • Published: 21 Jun 2012
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
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International audience; Culture and genetics rely on two distinct but not isolated transmission systems. Cultural processes may change the human selective environment and thereby affect which individuals survive and reproduce. Here, we evaluated whether the modes of subsistence in Native American populations and the frequencies of the ABCA1*Arg230Cys polymorphism were correlated. Further, we examined whether the evolutionary consequences of the agriculturally constructed niche in Mesoamerica could be considered as a gene-culture coevolution model. For this purpose, we genotyped 229 individuals affiliated with 19 Native American populations and added data for 41 ...
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free text keywords: MESH: Agriculture, MESH: Alleles, MESH: Geography, MESH: Humans, MESH: Indians, North American, MESH: Models, Biological, MESH: Pollen, MESH: Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide, MESH: Radiometric Dating, MESH: Regression Analysis, MESH: Zea mays, MESH: Biological Evolution, MESH: Culture, MESH: Ecosystem, MESH: Gene Frequency, MESH: Genetic Association Studies, MESH: Genetic Loci, MESH: Genetics, Population, MESH: Genotype, [SHS.ANTHRO-BIO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Biological anthropology, [SDV.GEN.GPO]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Genetics/Populations and Evolution [q-bio.PE], Agriculture, Alleles, Biological Evolution, Culture, Ecosystem, Gene Frequency, Genetic Association Studies, Genetic Loci, Genetics, Population, Genotype, Geography, Humans, Indians, North American, Models, Biological, Pollen, Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide, Radiometric Dating, Regression Analysis, Zea mays, Research Article, Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Evolutionary Processes, Coevolution, Forms of Evolution, Population Genetics, Genetic Polymorphism, Natural Selection, Evolutionary Genetics, Genetics, Human Genetics, lcsh:Medicine, lcsh:R, lcsh:Science, lcsh:Q, Biology, Genetics, Allele frequency, Locus (genetics), Domestication, Evolutionary biology, Niche, Natural selection, Coalescent theory, Coevolution, Population, education.field_of_study, education
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