Developmental and genetic components explain enhanced pulmonary volumes of female Peruvian Quechua.


High altitude natives have enlarged vital capacities and residual volumes (RV). Because pulmonary volumes are an indication of functionally relevant traits, such as diffusion capacity, the understanding of the factors (genetic/developmental) that influence lung volumes provides insight into the adaptive responses of highlanders. In order to test for the… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.22069

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