Latitudinal Clines of the Human Vitamin D Receptor and Skin Color Genes


The well-documented latitudinal clines of genes affecting human skin color presumably arise from the need for protection from intense ultraviolet radiation (UVR) vs. the need to use UVR for vitamin D synthesis. Sampling 751 subjects from a broad range of latitudes and skin colors, we investigated possible multilocus correlated adaptation of skin color genes… (More)
DOI: 10.1534/g3.115.026773


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