Natural and sexual selection in a monogamous historical human population.

  title={Natural and sexual selection in a monogamous historical human population.},
  author={Alexandre Courtiol and Jenni E Pettay and Markus Jokela and Anna Rotkirch and Virpi Lummaa},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={109 21},
Whether and how human populations exposed to the agricultural revolution are still affected by Darwinian selection remains controversial among social scientists, biologists, and the general public. Although methods of studying selection in natural populations are well established, our understanding of selection in humans has been limited by the availability of suitable datasets. Here, we present a study comparing the maximum strengths of natural and sexual selection in humans that includes the… CONTINUE READING
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