MicrobiotaMi 023

The relationship between microbiota and human local adaptation

MicrobiotaMi Comment 01_20
by Marco Tonelli

It is well known that human beings had to genetically adapt themselves to the different local conditions across the entire world: in particular they had to adapt to different climates, diets and pathogens that can be encountered during lifetime. As an example, it is very clear the important role of hypoxia-inducible facto 2-alpha (encoded by EPAS1) for people who live in high altitudes, or even the beta-globin gene haplotypes …