Evolutionary history and adaptation of a human pygmy population of Flores Island, Indonesia

@article{Tucci2018EvolutionaryHA,
  title={Evolutionary history and adaptation of a human pygmy population of Flores Island, Indonesia},
  author={Serena Tucci and Samuel H. Vohr and Rajiv C McCoy and Benjamin Vernot and Matthew R Robinson and Chiara Barbieri and Brad J Nelson and Wenqing Fu and Gludhug A Purnomo and Herawati Sudoyo and Evan E. Eichler and Guido Barbujani and Peter M. Visscher and Joshua M. Akey and Richard E. Green},
  journal={Science},
  year={2018},
  volume={361},
  pages={511-516}
}
Flores Island, Indonesia, was inhabited by the small-bodied hominin species Homo floresiensis, which has an unknown evolutionary relationship to modern humans. This island is also home to an extant human pygmy population. Here we describe genome-scale single-nucleotide polymorphism data and whole-genome sequences from a contemporary human pygmy population living on Flores near the cave where H. floresiensis was found. The genomes of Flores pygmies reveal a complex history of admixture with… CONTINUE READING