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Author Cavalli-Sforza, L. L. (Luigi Luca), 1922-2018

Title Consanguinity, inbreeding, and genetic drift in Italy / Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza, Antonio Moroni, and Gianna Zei
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2004


Description 1 online resource (x, 315 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Monographs in population biology ; 39
Monographs in population biology ; 39
Contents 1. History of this investigation and structure of this book -- 2. Customs and legislation affecting consanguineous marriages, with special attention to the Catholic church -- 3. Demographic Factors affecting the frequencies of consanguineous marriage -- a study in northern Emilia -- 4. Probability of consanguineous marriages -- 5. Consanguinity, inbreeding, and observed genetic drift in the Parma Valley -- 6. A computer simulation of the upper Parma Valley population -- 7. Island 149 -- 8. Effects of inbreeding on normal and pathological phenotypes -- 9. Consanguineous marriages in Italy : data from the Vatican archives -- 10. Geography of demes in Italy -- 11. Conclusions
Summary In 1951, the geneticist Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza was teaching in Parma when a student--a priest named Antonio Moroni--told him about rich church records of demography and marriages between relatives. After convincing the Church to open its records, Cavalli-Sforza, Moroni, and Gianna Zei embarked on a landmark study that would last fifty years and cover all of Italy. This book assembles and analyzes the team's research for the first time. Using blood testing as well as church records, the team investigated the frequency of consanguineous marriages and its use for estimating inbreedin
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-311) and index
Notes In English
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Subject Conganguinity -- Italy
Inbreeding -- Italy
Human population genetics -- Italy
Human genetics -- Variation.
Population genetics.
Genetic Drift
Genetics, Population
Genetic Variation
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Demography.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biology.
Population genetics
Human genetics -- Variation
Human population genetics
Form Electronic book
Author Moroni, Antonio
Zei, Gianna
ISBN 9781400847273