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Research Article

Matrilineal Fertility Inheritance Detected in Hunter–Gatherer Populations Using the Imbalance of Gene Genealogies

  • Michael G. B Blum mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: michael.blum@imag.fr

    Affiliations: Laboratoire TIMC-TIMB, Faculté de Médecine, Grenoble, France, Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique, et Evolution, Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France, Department of Human Genetics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Evelyne Heyer,

    Affiliation: Laboratoire d'Anthropologie Biologique, Musée de l'Homme, Paris, France

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  • Olivier François,

    Affiliation: Laboratoire TIMC-TIMB, Faculté de Médecine, Grenoble, France

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  • Fréderic Austerlitz

    Affiliation: Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique, et Evolution, Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France

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  • Published: August 04, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.0020122

About the Authors

Michael G. B Blum, Olivier François
Laboratoire TIMC-TIMB, Faculté de Médecine, Grenoble, France
Michael G. B Blum, Fréderic Austerlitz
Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique, et Evolution, Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France
Michael G. B Blum
Department of Human Genetics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America
Evelyne Heyer
Laboratoire d'Anthropologie Biologique, Musée de l'Homme, Paris, France

Corresponding Author

Email: michael.blum@imag.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

MGBB, EH, and FA conceived and designed the experiments. MGBB performed the experiments. MGBB analyzed the data. MGBB and OF contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. MGBB and FA wrote the paper.