Evolution of human hypoxia tolerance physiology.

  title={Evolution of human hypoxia tolerance physiology.},
  author={Peter W. Hochachka and Carlos Monge},
  journal={Advances in experimental medicine and biology},
Analysis of human responses to hypobaric hypoxia in different lineages (lowlanders, Andean natives, Himalayan natives, and East Africans) indicates 'conservative' and 'adaptable' physiological characters involved in human responses to hypoxia. Conservative characters, arising by common descent, dominant and indeed define human physiology, but in five hypoxia response systems analyzed, we also found evidence for 'adaptable' characters at all levels of organization in all three high altitude… CONTINUE READING

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