Adaptive, convergent origins of the pygmy phenotype in African rainforest hunter-gatherers.

@article{Perry2014AdaptiveCO,
  title={Adaptive, convergent origins of the pygmy phenotype in African rainforest hunter-gatherers.},
  author={George H Perry and Matthieu Foll and Jean-Christophe Grenier and Etienne Patin and Y. Nedelec and Alain Pacis and Maxime Barakatt and Simon Gravel and Xiang Zhou and Sam L. Nsobya and Laurent Excoffier and Llu{\'i}s Quintana-Murci and Nathaniel J Dominy and Luis B Barreiro},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2014},
  volume={111 35},
  pages={E3596-603}
}
The evolutionary history of the human pygmy phenotype (small body size), a characteristic of African and Southeast Asian rainforest hunter-gatherers, is largely unknown. Here we use a genome-wide admixture mapping analysis to identify 16 genomic regions that are significantly associated with the pygmy phenotype in the Batwa, a rainforest hunter-gatherer population from Uganda (east central Africa). The identified genomic regions have multiple attributes that provide supporting evidence of… CONTINUE READING

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