Matrilineal Fertility Inheritance Detected in Hunter–Gatherer Populations Using the Imbalance of Gene Genealogies

@article{Blum2006MatrilinealFI,
  title={Matrilineal Fertility Inheritance Detected in Hunter–Gatherer Populations Using the Imbalance of Gene Genealogies},
  author={Michael G B Blum and Evelyne Heyer and Olivier François and Frederic Austerlitz},
  journal={PLoS Genetics},
  year={2006},
  volume={2},
  pages={234 - 239}
}
Fertility inheritance, a phenomenon in which an individual's number of offspring is positively correlated with his or her number of siblings, is a cultural process that can have a strong impact on genetic diversity. Until now, fertility inheritance has been detected primarily using genealogical databases. In this study, we develop a new method to infer fertility inheritance from genetic data in human populations. The method is based on the reconstruction of the gene genealogy of a sample of… CONTINUE READING