Human Populations: Origins and Evolution
Published Online: 30 APR 2008
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Harding, R. M. and Relethford, J. H. 2008. Human Populations: Origins and Evolution. eLS. .
- Published Online: 30 APR 2008
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The origins of modern human diversity have been debated within a framework set by two hypotheses: ‘Out of Africa’ versus multiregional evolution. For a better understanding of how human populations evolved, a new framework for analysis of genetic polymorphism is needed.
- population genetics;
- DNA diversity;
- Out of Africa;
- multiregional evolution;
- gene genealogy