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The Role of Geography in Human Adaptation

  • Graham Coop equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Graham Coop, Joseph K. Pickrell

    gmcoop@ucdavis.edu (GC); pickrell@uchicago.edu (JKP); pritch@uchicago.edu (JKP)

    Affiliation: Department of Human Genetics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Current address: Section of Evolution and Ecology and Center for Population Biology, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

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  • Joseph K. Pickrell equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Graham Coop, Joseph K. Pickrell

    gmcoop@ucdavis.edu (GC); pickrell@uchicago.edu (JKP); pritch@uchicago.edu (JKP)

    Affiliation: Department of Human Genetics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • John Novembre,

    Affiliation: Department of Human Genetics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Current address: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Sridhar Kudaravalli,

    Affiliation: Department of Human Genetics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Jun Li,

    Affiliation: Department of Human Genetics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Devin Absher,

    Affiliation: HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America

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  • Richard M. Myers,

    Affiliation: HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America

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  • Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Marcus W. Feldman,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Jonathan K. Pritchard mail

    gmcoop@ucdavis.edu (GC); pickrell@uchicago.edu (JKP); pritch@uchicago.edu (JKP)

    Affiliations: Department of Human Genetics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Published: June 05, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000500

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Misleading terminology

Posted by Maju on 08 Jan 2010 at 02:46 GMT

blue ancestral, red derived
http://plosgenetics.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pgen.1000500#pgen-1000500-g004

While the maps and plots are in fact just great, the use of the terms "ancestral" and "derived" is misleading.

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RE: Misleading terminology

ajayjajodia replied to Maju on 27 Dec 2012 at 07:09 GMT

This is not misleading term as in the user guide of Haplotter, it is clearly mentioned as blue represent ancestral and red is derived allele.

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