Following the herd

Stephen P. Wooding

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Abstract

The ability to digest lactose into adulthood is a recently evolved trait that has risen to high frequency in some human populations, coincident with the introduction of cattle domestication. A new study shows that variants responsible for this trait arose independently in Europeans and Africans, providing a striking example of convergent evolution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-8
Number of pages2
JournalNature Genetics
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2007

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Following the herd. / Wooding, Stephen P.

In: Nature Genetics, Vol. 39, No. 1, 01.2007, p. 7-8.

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Wooding, SP 2007, 'Following the herd', Nature Genetics, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 7-8. https://doi.org/10.1038/ng0107-7
Wooding, Stephen P. / Following the herd. In: Nature Genetics. 2007 ; Vol. 39, No. 1. pp. 7-8.
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