Possible cases of relaxed selection in civilized populations


Genetic traits which are disadvantageous or deleterious in “primitive” cultures, of hunters and food gatherers, have very low frequencies in almost all cases. There are a few special exceptions, such as the sickle cell trait. Some deleterious traits under genetic control are rare in “primitive” populations but have fairly high frequencies in populations… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00273943


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@article{Post1971PossibleCO, title={Possible cases of relaxed selection in civilized populations}, author={Rasmus Post}, journal={Humangenetik}, year={1971}, volume={13}, pages={253-284} }