Post Profile






Genes Associated With Pygmie Small Stature Identified

According to a study of the Western African Pygmies in Cameroon published in PLoS Genetics, genes that may be responsible for the relatively small size of Pygmies' have been identified by a team of geneticists from the University of Pennsylvania. On average, Pygmy men stand just 4'11" tall. In addition, based on genetic signatures of natural selection, the study reveals that hormonal pathways and immune system regulation may have been the evolutionary drivers of pygmies' short stature.
read more

share

Related Posts


Pygmy phenotype developed many times, adaptive to rainforest

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

The small body size associated with the pygmy phenotype is probably a selective adaptation for rainforest hunter-gatherers, according to an international team of researchers, but all African pygmy phenotypes do not have the same gen...

Genes Identified That May Be Responsible For The Pygmies' Relatively Small Size

Health : Medical News Today

If Pygmies are known for one trait, it is their short stature: Pygmy men stand just 4'11" on average. But the reason why these groups are so short and neighboring groups are not remains unclear. Scientists have proposed various theo...

Penn geneticists identify genes linked to Western African Pygmies' small stature

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

PHILADELPHIA — If Pygmies are known for one trait, it is their short stature: Pygmy men stand just 4'11" on average. But the reason why these groups are so short and neighboring groups are not remains unclear. Scientists have propos...

Genes linked to Western African Pygmies' small stature identified

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

If Pygmies are known for one trait, it is their short stature: Pygmy men stand just 4'11" on average. A study of the Western African Pygmies in Cameroon, led by geneticists from the University of Pennsylvania, has identified genes t...

Geneticists identify genes linked to Western African Pygmies' small stature

Academics / General Science : Science Daily

If Pygmies are known for one trait, it is their short stature: Pygmy men stand just 4'11" on average. Now a study of the Western African Pygmies in Cameroon has identified genes that may be responsible for the Pygmies' relatively sm...

Comments



Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC