The historical spread of Arabian Pastoralists to the eastern African Sahel evidenced by the lactase persistence -13,915*G allele and mitochondrial DNA.

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  • 28-01-2017

Priehodová E, Austerlitz F, Čížková M, Mokhtar MG, Poloni ES, Černý V. Am. J. Hum. Biol. 2017 Jan;():. 10.1002/ajhb.22950.

Thanks to the ability to digest lactose, Arabian nomads had become less dependent upon their sedentary neighbors and some of these populations spread to Africa. When and by which route they migrated to their current locations have previously been addressed only by historical and archaeological data.

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