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Modeling selection for lactase persistence in African pastoralist and agro-pastoralist societies
 
 
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Authors


Marsha Timmerman
La Salle University


Joyce Cadwallader
Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods College


Srebrenka Robic
Agnes Scott College


William Bromer
University of St. Francis

 
   
 


Brief Overview:

Simple study of the rates of evolution of lactose intolerance in pastoral and agropastoral people in Africa. We used the backwards model of DEME to estimate selection coefficents that are consistent with current allele frequencies and the development of agricultural and pastoral societies.  

 
   
 


Attachments


- poster-demelacto.ppt