Lactase enzyme which is responsible for the digestion lactose (a disaccharide milk sugar) normally its production decreases when a young mammal is weaned but mostly Humens continue to produce this enzyme throughout adulthood, this ability is termed as lactase persistence. What is the reason and mechanism of this phenomenon? what are the evolutionary basis of lactase persistence?

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    $\begingroup$ Interesting question. This paper, Evolution of lactase persistence: an example of human niche construction, published in a very reliable source, argues that lactase persistence is an example of niche construction: "Niche construction is the process by which organisms construct important components of their local environment in ways that introduce novel selection pressures. Lactase persistence is one of the clearest examples of niche construction in humans". The pdf seems to be freely available from the journal site $\endgroup$
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