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The influence of habitats on female mobility in Central and Western Africa inferred from human mitochondrial variation

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2013
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Title
The influence of habitats on female mobility in Central and Western Africa inferred from human mitochondrial variation
Published in
BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2148-13-24
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Authors

Valeria Montano, Veronica Marcari, Mariano Pavanello, Okorie Anyaele, David Comas, Giovanni Destro-Bisol, Chiara Batini

Abstract

When studying the genetic structure of human populations, the role of cultural factors may be difficult to ascertain due to a lack of formal models. Linguistic diversity is a typical example of such a situation. Patrilocality, on the other hand, can be integrated into a biological framework, allowing the formulation of explicit working hypotheses. The present study is based on the assumption that patrilocal traditions make the hypervariable region I of the mtDNA a valuable tool for the exploration of migratory dynamics, offering the opportunity to explore the relationships between genetic and linguistic diversity. We studied 85 Niger-Congo-speaking patrilocal populations that cover regions from Senegal to Central African Republic. A total of 4175 individuals were included in the study.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 1 3%
Italy 1 3%
Brazil 1 3%
Spain 1 3%
United States 1 3%
Unknown 27 84%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 11 34%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 19%
Student > Postgraduate 4 13%
Student > Master 3 9%
Professor 2 6%
Other 5 16%
Unknown 1 3%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 20 63%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 6%
Social Sciences 2 6%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 2 6%
Computer Science 1 3%
Other 4 13%
Unknown 1 3%

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