hrp0084pl4 | Genomic diversity in present day humans: Evolutionary aspects | ESPE2015

Genomic Diversity in Present day Humans: Evolutionary Aspects

Templeton Alan

Background: The amount and distribution of genetic diversity in and among human populations are primarily determined by our recent evolutionary past. Since the Mid-Pleistocene, about 700 000 years ago, our evolution has been dominated by population expansions coupled with admixture, recurrent genetic interchange (gene flow), and local adaptation.Objective and hypotheses: To understand the evolutionary factors influencing present-day genetic variation in ...