Considerable biological and cultural adaptabilities represent some of the main strengths of the Homo sapiens species and probably the cornerstone on which our amazing evolutionary success is based. These characteristics have provided key prerequisites for anatomically modern humans to spread all over the world and to effectively colonize a variety of environmental and ecological contexts, which triggered diversified metabolic, immune and physiological changes in the human body (Hancock et al., 2011; Brown, 2012; Jeong & Di Rienzo, 2014). Having been forced to face multiple and severe selective pressures during their relatively recent evolutionary history, populations that have settled at high altitude can be viewed as some of the most iconic examples of human biological adaptability.

Grasping the genetic determinants of human adaptations: The “kings of the mountains” (sherpa) case study / Sazzini M.. - In: JOURNAL OF ANTHROPOLOGICAL SCIENCES. - ISSN 1827-4765. - ELETTRONICO. - 97:(2019), pp. 1-7. [10.4436/jass.97011]

Grasping the genetic determinants of human adaptations: The “kings of the mountains” (sherpa) case study

Sazzini M.
2019

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Considerable biological and cultural adaptabilities represent some of the main strengths of the Homo sapiens species and probably the cornerstone on which our amazing evolutionary success is based. These characteristics have provided key prerequisites for anatomically modern humans to spread all over the world and to effectively colonize a variety of environmental and ecological contexts, which triggered diversified metabolic, immune and physiological changes in the human body (Hancock et al., 2011; Brown, 2012; Jeong & Di Rienzo, 2014). Having been forced to face multiple and severe selective pressures during their relatively recent evolutionary history, populations that have settled at high altitude can be viewed as some of the most iconic examples of human biological adaptability.
2019
Grasping the genetic determinants of human adaptations: The “kings of the mountains” (sherpa) case study / Sazzini M.. - In: JOURNAL OF ANTHROPOLOGICAL SCIENCES. - ISSN 1827-4765. - ELETTRONICO. - 97:(2019), pp. 1-7. [10.4436/jass.97011]
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