By Natural Philosopher Mike Prestwood
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Phenotype Variation: Lactose Tollerance

Phenotype Variation: Lactose Tollerance

From Year 0 (BCE/CE): -7500
Post Date: 04/14/2024

As dairy farming became prevalent, particularly in Europe and some African communities, natural selection favored individuals who could digest lactose into adulthood. This genetic adaptation, known as lactase persistence, is a direct result of human cultural practices (dairying) and has had significant dietary implications.

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