Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary AnthropologyThe Evolution and Genetics of Latin American Populations [1ed.]0521801044, 9780521801041, 9780511063305

Author : D. Ann Herring, Alan C. Swedlund
Description: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.
Categories: Biology Genetics
Year :2003
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Language : English
N° Of Pages : 360
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