"Standing at the Crossroads: The Genetics of Morphology"
2009 American Association of Anthropological Genetics Symposium (co-sponsored by the American Association of Physical Anthropologists)
April 3, 2009,
The 2009 Meeting of the AAAG took place on April 3 in Chicago, Illinois, in conjuction with the 78th Annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, and the 51th Anniversary meeting of the Human Biology Association. Our symposium this year was titled "Standing at the Crossroads: The Genetics of Morphology." The symposium was very well attended. Very special thanks go to all of the symposium participants, and to the session co-organizers, Richard J. Sherwood and Dana L. Duren, both of the Lifespan Health Research Center, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University.
2009 AAAG Symposium: Standing at the Crossroads: The Genetics of Morphology
Richard J. Sherwood, Dana L. Duren, Co-Organizers.
Description: The morphological sciences have served as one of the primary cores of biological anthropological research since Blumenbach began examining the relationships between the geographic distribution of populations and the shape of the human cranium in the 18th and 19th centuries. Since that time, biological anthropological research has focused on characterizing the extent and sources of morphological variation. One of the primary sources for this variation is, of course, the underlying genetic architecture for morphological traits. In the past two decades, advances in techniques and technology have expanded our understanding of the genetic control of morphology. This symposium seeks to examine the genetic basis for morphological traits at every level and to document the many approaches researchers are using to explore this important area of research. Importantly, the applications of findings from the research presented have broad relevance to anthropology, evolutionary biology, and biomedicine.
||The genetics of
morphology. R.J. Sherwood and D.L. Duren.
|1:15 p.m.||The quantitative genetics of frontal curvature: evolutionary implications. B.F.B. Algee-Hewitt and E.A. Carson.|
|1:30 p.m.||The geometry and architecture of craniofacial inheritance. K.P. McNulty, D.L. Duren, J. Blangero, T. Dyer, S.A. Cole, M. Lee, R.M. Siervogel, B. Towne, and R.J. Sherwood|
|1:45 p.m.||Development of morphological integration of brain and skull: evidence from mouse models for craniosynostosis. Joan T. Richtsmeier, Ethylin Wang Jabs, Christopher Percival, Cheryl A. Hill, Ying Li Wang, Ran Xiao, and Kristina Aldridge.|
|2:00 p.m.||The Developmental
Determinants of Craniofacial Variation Structure.
|2:15 p.m.||Digit Identity is
independent of Digit Position: What does Gene
Expression tells us about the Individuality of
Characters? G. P. Wagner, V. Caputo, M. Giovanotti,
Young, and A. Vargas.
|2:30 p.m.||Discussion: Neil
|2:45 p.m.||Genetics of tooth morphology: Assessing the diversity of gene expression patterns for early tooth development in mammals. Brooke A. Armfield, Christopher J. Vinyard, J.G.M. Thewissen.|
|3:00 p.m.||The Genetics of
Morphology: The Primate
Dentition. L.J. Hlusko,O.T. Rizk, and M.C. Mahaney.
|3:30 p.m.||How many genes does
it take to make mammalian dental diversity? J.
Jernvall, I. Salazar-Ciudad, S.J. King, and I. Corfe.
|3:45 p.m.||The contribution of genes to variation in bone morphology: Considerations of co-adaptation of traits. H.L. Hansen and L.M. Havill.|
|4:00 p.m.||Human bipedality
and the genetic architecture of a locomotor system.
D.L. Duren, R.J. Sherwood, M. Lee, R.M. Siervogel,
|4:15 p.m.||Masticatory stress
and the functional genomics of the TMJ articular
disc in mammals. M.J. Ravosa, J. Ning, R.A. Menegaz,
Stack, and G. Schultz.
|4:30 p.m.||Discussion: Steven C. Ward.|