Recombination and Human Genetic Diversity
Published Online: 15 JUL 2008
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Spencer, C. C. 2008. Recombination and Human Genetic Diversity. eLS. .
- Published Online: 15 JUL 2008
With the advent of genome-wide human genetic data, understanding the role of recombination in determining patterns of genetic diversity is more important than ever before. Hotspots of recombination are now known to be a key component in dictating the structure of diversity in human populations, and recent research suggests they may play a more fundamental role in the evolution of the human genome.
- haplotype structure;
- natural selection;
- genetic diversity