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Research Article

Impact of Selection and Demography on the Diffusion of Lactase Persistence

  • Pascale Gerbault equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Pascale Gerbault, Céline Moret

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Anthropology, Genetics and Peopling History (AGP), Department of Anthropology and Ecology, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Céline Moret equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Pascale Gerbault, Céline Moret

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Anthropology, Genetics and Peopling History (AGP), Department of Anthropology and Ecology, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Mathias Currat mail,

    mathias.currat@unige.ch

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Anthropology, Genetics and Peopling History (AGP), Department of Anthropology and Ecology, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Alicia Sanchez-Mazas

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Anthropology, Genetics and Peopling History (AGP), Department of Anthropology and Ecology, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Published: July 24, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0006369

About the Authors

Pascale Gerbault, Céline Moret, Mathias Currat, Alicia Sanchez-Mazas
Laboratory of Anthropology, Genetics and Peopling History (AGP), Department of Anthropology and Ecology, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: mathias.currat@unige.ch

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MC ASM. Performed the experiments: PG CM. Wrote the paper: PG CM MC ASM. Developed the simulation algorithm: MC PG. Reviewed and validated the results and interpretation: MC ASM.