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dc.contributor.authorBlack, Francis L.-
dc.identifier.citationBLACK, Francis L. Tracing prehistoric migrations by the viruses they carry: Human T-cell lymphotropic viruses as markers of ethnic relationships. Human Biology, v. 69, n. 4, p. 467-482, Aug. 1997.en_US
dc.description.abstractThree reasons that HTLV-I and HTLV-II would not be expected to trace human migrations over extended time periods have been examined, and none has proven fatal to the theory. Transmission of the HTLVs (human T-cell lymphotropic viruses) in endemic settings highly depends on passage through breast milk, and this creates a pattern of distribution similar to that of mitochondrial DNA. The HTLVs probably evolve at variable rates, making the extent of sequence change a poor tool for dating human migrations. However, qualitative relationships between the sequence of human population separations and virus strain may be more regular. The uniqueness of viruses as markers of human relationship gives this method special value as a source of novel ideas regarding human movements and as independent confirmation of migration hypotheses that have been based on more conventional methods.en_US
dc.publisherWayne State University Pressen_US
dc.subject.otherMigração humanaen_US
dc.titleTracing prehistoric migrations by the viruses they carry: human T-cell lymphotropic viruses as markers of ethnic relationshipsen_US
dc.creator.affilliationYale University School of Medicine. Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. New Haven, CT, USA.en_US
dc.subject.decsSaúde de Populações Indígenasen_US
dc.subject.decsVírus Linfotrópico T Tipo 1 Humanoen_US
dc.subject.decsDoenças Transmissíveisen_US
dc.subject.decsGenoma Humanoen_US
dc.subject.decsVírus Linfotrópico T Tipo 2 Humanoen_US
dc.subject.decsAleitamento Materno-
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