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Molecular Applications in Biological Anthropology

Series: Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology Volume: 10

Edited By: EJ Devor

258 pages, 30 line diagrams, 2 b/w photos

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Jul 2005 | #156148 | ISBN: 0521675529
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Hardback | Dec 1992 | #18154 | ISBN: 0521391091
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This volume presents a selection of pioneering research studies in which molecular techniques have been used to address key questions, for example about the human genetic system, the geographical movements of human populations in the past, and primate evolution. Providing not only a timely overview of current research, this book also presents an insight into the potential significance of molecular biology in the decades to come, that will be of interest to all biological anthropologists as well as molecular biologists, human geneticists, palaeontologists and evolutionary biologists.


List of contributors; Preface; 1. Introduction: a brief history of the RFLP E. J. Devor; 2. Nuclear DNA polymorphisms as tools in biological anthropology J. Rogers; 3. Molecular genetics of atherosclerosis in human and non-human primates J. E. Hixson; 4. Hypervariable minisatellites and VNTRs M. L. Weiss and T. Turner; 5. Molecular genetics of globin genes and human population studies J. Flint, J. B. Clegg and A. J. Boyce; 6. Mitochondrial DNA: its uses in anthropological research D. J. Melnick, G. A. Hoelzer and R. L. Honeycutt; 7. Beads and string: the genome in evolutionary theory J. Marks.

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