A genetic basis of variation in eccrine sweat gland and hair follicle density.

Abstract

Among the unique features of humans, one of the most salient is the ability to effectively cool the body during extreme prolonged activity through the evapotranspiration of water on the skin's surface. The evolution of this novel physiological ability required a dramatic increase in the density and distribution of eccrine sweat glands relative to other… (More)
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1511680112

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