Journal article

Variation in estimated recombination rates across human populations

Jan Graffelman, David J Balding, Anna Gonzalez-Neira, Jaume Bertranpetit

HUMAN GENETICS | SPRINGER | Published : 2007


Recently it has been reported that recombination hotspots appear to be highly variable between humans and chimpanzees, and there is evidence for between-person variability in hotspots, and evolutionary transience. To understand the nature of variation in human recombination rates, it is important to describe patterns of variability across populations. Direct measurement of recombination rates remains infeasible on a large scale, and population-genetic approaches can be imprecise, and are affected by demographic history. Reports to date have suggested broad similarity in recombination rates at large genomic scales and across human populations. Here, we examine recombination rate estimates at ..

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