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Special Issue "The Genomic Impact of Human Migrations"
A special issue of Genes (ISSN 2073-4425). This special issue belongs to the section "Population and Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2021) | Viewed by 20927
Special Issue Editors
Interests: population genetics and genomics; molecular evolution; evolutionary genetics; molecular anthropology; demographic inference; demographic modeling
Interests: molecular anthropology; human population prehistory; human migration; diffusion and contact; South American prehistory; congruence between gene and language transmission
Special Issue Information
Anatomically modern humans first appeared in the East African fossil record around 200,000 years ago, and colonized the rest of the world with an unprecedented fast pace, in less than 100,000 years. Their journey was accompanied by various levels of interaction with different species and habitats: a substantial replacement of pre-existing archaic humans, a strong selection drive behind extensive domestication processes (of both animals and plants), a range of direct and indirect modifications to the landscape which created new niches for commensal and pathogenic species, and finally new challenges for the adaptation to different, and sometimes extreme, environments. After the main colonization dispersal, human genomic variation has been largely shaped by events of localized gene flow of different intensities. These movements have been favoured by geological changes, as the post-glacial migration from refugia, or by processes of cultural transition, as the spread of agriculture from the Levant and the Late Neolithic/Bronze Age migration from the Pontic-Caspian steppe.
This Special Issue will collect reviews and original contributions about migration dynamics and evolutionary trajectories of our species, and of the species that came into contact with us during our migration journey. This includes studies of human-pathogens interaction and coevolution, human-driven selection, inference of past demographic dynamics and genomic adaptation to new environments.
Prof. Silvia Ghirotto
Dr. Chiara Barbieri
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- Genomic variation
- Human migration
- Demographic inference
- Genetic adaptation
- Pathogen evolution