Current Developments in Anthropological Genetics

  title={Current Developments in Anthropological Genetics},
  author={James H. Mielke and Michael H. Crawford},
  booktitle={Springer US},
99 Citations

Microevolution Among the Yanadi Tribe: Population Structure and Sex Differences in Anthropometric and Dermatoglyphic Characters

The results show that males and females within a regional population are more similar in their morphology and dermatoglyphic traits than when compared with their counter parts in other regional populations.

Genetic Structure and Its Implications for Genetic Epidemiology: Aleutian Island Populations

This chapter examines the indigenous populations of the Aleutian Archipelago for the distribution of mtDNA and NRY genetic markers and their possible discontinuity resulting from their history and geography.

Variation of Rhesus Haplotype Frequencies in North Africans and in Worldwide Population Analyses

Analyses of the Rh haplotype frequency variation showed that worldwide populations represent a network of genetic relationships having adequate statistics and a general correspondence with geography coupled to historical patterns of gene flow and genetic drift influence.

Genetic Diversity in the Lesser Antilles and Its Implications for the Settlement of the Caribbean Basin

The role of the region’s first peoples in shaping the genetic diversity seen in contemporary Caribbean populations is illustrated, including paternal indigenous American paternal ancestry indicated by the presence of haplogroup Q-M3 in 28% of the male participants from both communities.

Why Have the Peninsular “Negritos” Remained Distinct?

A survey of current views on the “negrito” phenotype suggests that the phenotype originated recently and by biologically well-authenticated processes from within the neighboring populations, and that their continued distinctiveness has resulted from a wish to maintain a complementary advantage vis-à-vis other, less specialized populations.

DNA fingerprinting in anthropological genetics: past, present, future

These markers have been used to reconstruct evolutionary history and answer questions concerning human origins and diaspora, migration, and the effects of admixture and adaptation to different environments, as well as susceptibility and resistance to disease.

Bayesian Genetic Analysis of Milk Yield in Tunisian Holstein Dairy Cattle Population

The main finding of this paper showed the postulated major locus was not significant, since the 95% highest posterior density regions (HPDs95%) of most major gene parameters included 0, and particularly for the major gene variance.



The Black Carib of British Honduras

Population dynamics of the sickle-cell trait in the Black Caribs of British Honduras, Central America.

It is suggested that because the Black Caribs are exposed to falciparum malaria of medium endemicity, the placenta of infected non-immune mothers might be predisposed to some mechanical injury causing intra-uterine death of fetus.

A comparison of blood pressure, total cholesterol and cigarette smoking

  • 1979

1979a, Detection of genetic variance in blood pressure of 7 year old twins

  • Am. J. Epidemiol
  • 1979

The 11axcalteCtlns: Prehistory, Demography, Morphology

  • 1976

Socioecological stressor areas and black-white blood pressure: Detroit.

The Genetic Structure of Subdivided Human Populations

Much of the theory of population genetics is based on the assumption that populations are panmictic. While this may be nearly true in some instances, most populations of interest (particularly in

Indicators of Genetic Distance

In recent years, considerable attention has been devoted to measuring the genetic distance between populations, and several indices of distance have been proposed and used.

256 NOTE: An Algorithm for Hierarchical Classifications

An algorithm is given which can be programmed to compute a general classification process for six accepted methods and results derived for the method of optimizing an error sum of squares objective function are derived.