Evolutionary Responses to a Constructed Niche: Ancient Mesoamericans as a Model of Gene-Culture Coevolution

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Culture and genetics rely on two distinct but not isolated transmission systems. Cultural processes may change the human selective environment and thereby affect which individuals survive and reproduce. Here, we evaluated whether the modes of subsistence in Native American populations and the frequencies of the ABCA1*Arg230Cys polymorphism were correlated… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0038862

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@inproceedings{Hnemeier2012EvolutionaryRT, title={Evolutionary Responses to a Constructed Niche: Ancient Mesoamericans as a Model of Gene-Culture Coevolution}, author={T{\'a}bita H{\"{u}nemeier and Carlos Eduardo G Amorim and Soledad de Azevedo and Ver{\^o}nica Contini and V{\'i}ctor Acu{\~n}a-Alonzo and Francisco Rothhammer and Jean Michel Dugoujon and St{\'e}phane Mazi{\`e}res and Ramiro Barrantes and Mar{\'i}a Teresa Villarreal-Molina and Vanessa Rodrigues Paix{\~a}o-C{\^o}rtes and F M Salzano and Samuel Canizales-Quinteros and Andres Ruiz-Linares and Maria C{\'a}tira Bortolini}, booktitle={PloS one}, year={2012} }