Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Beta-aminoisobutyric Acid

Amino acid that is normally excreted in small amounts in the urine. This has been used as a genetic marker by population geneticists because the amount excreted varies in different populations. This trait is inherited as a simple Mendelian recessive pattern of inheritance, with homozygous recessive individuals being the highest excretors of BAIB.

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