How have physiological polytypisms evolved in humans? -- Perspectives from studying both environmental and genetic factors.
Edited by Dr Hiroki Oota
Human adaptation to the environment is often plastic, but this plastic nature is regulated by genetic polymorphisms, which are inherited by descendants through the germ line. In this thematic series in Journal of Physiological Anthropology, we discuss how physiological polytypisms have been generated in the process of human evolution, from the perspective of physiological anthropology, population genetics, and molecular evolution.