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


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Description 1 online resource (x, 315 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Monographs in population biology ; 39
Monographs in population biology ; 39.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-311) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
In English.
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Subject Conganguinity -- Italy.
Inbreeding -- Italy.
Human population genetics -- Italy.
Human genetics -- Variation.
Genetic Drift.
Genetics, Population.
Genre Electronic books.
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.
Other Author Moroni, Antonio.
Zei, Gianna.
Other Title Print version: Cavalli-Sforza, L.L. (Luigi Luca), 1922- Consanguinity, inbreeding, and genetic drift in Italy. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2004 0691089914