The Evolution And Genetics Of Latin American Populations: Evolution & Genetics Of Latin by Francisco M. SalzanoThe Evolution And Genetics Of Latin American Populations: Evolution & Genetics Of Latin by Francisco M. Salzano

The Evolution And Genetics Of Latin American Populations: Evolution & Genetics Of Latin

byFrancisco M. Salzano, Maria C. BortoliniEditorC. G. Nicholas Mascie-taylor

Paperback | November 10, 2005

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The human genetic make-up of Latin America is a reflection of successive waves of colonization and immigration. There have been few works dealing with the biology of human populations at a continental scale, and while much data is available on the genetics of Latin American populations, most information remains scattered throughout the literature. This volume examines Latin American human populations in relation to their origins, environment, history, demography and genetics, drawing on aspects of nutrition, physiology, and morphology for an integrated and multidisciplinary approach. The result is a fascinating account of a people characterized by a turbulent history, marked heterogeneity, and unique genetic traits.
Maria C. Bortolini is Associate Professor in the Genetics Department of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Her research focuses on the genetic variability, at both protein and DNA levels, of African-derived and Amerindian populations of South America.
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Title:The Evolution And Genetics Of Latin American Populations: Evolution & Genetics Of LatinFormat:PaperbackDimensions:532 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.18 inPublished:November 10, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521022398

ISBN - 13:9780521022392

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Origins; 2. Environment and history; 3. Socioeconomic indices, demography, and population structure; 4. Ecology, nutrition, and physiological adaptation; 5. Morphology; 6. Health and disease; 7. Haemoglobin types and haemoglobinopathies; 8. Normal genetic variation at the protein, glycoconjugate, and DNA levels; 9. Gene dynamics; 10. Synthesis.

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