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Research Article

Skin Color Variation in Orang Asli Tribes of Peninsular Malaysia

  • Khai C. Ang mail,

    khaichung@gmail.com (KCA); kcheng76@gmail.com (KCC)

    Affiliation: Department of Experimental Pathology & Jake Gittlen Cancer Research Foundation, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Mee S. Ngu,

    Affiliation: School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

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  • Katherine P. Reid,

    Affiliation: Department of Experimental Pathology & Jake Gittlen Cancer Research Foundation, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Mei S. Teh,

    Affiliation: School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

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  • Zamzuraida S. Aida,

    Affiliation: School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

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  • Danny XR. Koh,

    Affiliation: School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

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  • Arthur Berg,

    Affiliation: Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Stephen Oppenheimer,

    Affiliation: Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography: University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Hood Salleh,

    Affiliation: Academic Heritage Museum, Chancellery Building, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

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  • Mahani M. Clyde,

    Affiliation: School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

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  • Badrul M. Md-Zain,

    Affiliation: School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

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  • Victor A. Canfield,

    Affiliation: Department of Pharmacology, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Keith C. Cheng mail

    khaichung@gmail.com (KCA); kcheng76@gmail.com (KCC)

    Affiliation: Department of Experimental Pathology & Jake Gittlen Cancer Research Foundation, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Published: August 13, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0042752

About the Authors

Khai C. Ang, Katherine P. Reid, Keith C. Cheng
Department of Experimental Pathology & Jake Gittlen Cancer Research Foundation, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Mee S. Ngu, Mei S. Teh, Zamzuraida S. Aida, Danny XR. Koh, Mahani M. Clyde, Badrul M. Md-Zain
School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
Arthur Berg
Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Stephen Oppenheimer
Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography: University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Hood Salleh
Academic Heritage Museum, Chancellery Building, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
Victor A. Canfield
Department of Pharmacology, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KCC KCA VAC. Performed the experiments: KCA MSN MST ZSA DXRK AB. Analyzed the data: KCA KCC VAC AB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KCC KCA AB BMMZ MMC HS. Wrote the paper: KCA KCC KPR SO.