The influences of genes, the environment, and social factors on the evolution of skin color diversity in India

  title={The influences of genes, the environment, and social factors on the evolution of skin color diversity in India},
  author={Florin Mircea Iliescu and George Chaplin and Niraj Rai and Guy S. Jacobs and Chandana Basu Mallick and Anshuman Mishra and Kumarasamy Thangaraj and Nina G. Jablonski},
  journal={American Journal of Human Biology},
Skin color is a highly visible and variable trait across human populations. It is not yet clear how evolutionary forces interact to generate phenotypic diversity. Here, we sought to unravel through an integrative framework the role played by three factors—demography and migration, sexual selection, and natural selection—in driving skin color diversity in India. 

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