Genetic variation of five blood group polymorphisms in ten populations of Assam, India

B. M. Das, H. Walter, K. Gilbert, P. Lindenberg, K. C. Malhotra, B. N. Mukherjee, R. Deka, R. Chakraborty

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Abstract

Six Mongoloid and four Caucasoid populations of Assam, India, were examined for A1A2BO, Rhesus, Duffy and Diego blood groups. The distribution of their phenotypes and allele frequencies are presented. In the perspective of the ethnographic background, the results have been discussed in terms of genetic variability among these populations and probable reasons for its existence. The major groups, namely Caucasoids and Mongoloids, appear to form two separate groups in terms of these blood groups, though evidence is there to suggest intermixture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-340
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Anthropology
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1987

Keywords

  • Assam (India)
  • Blood group polymorphisms
  • population genetic study

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    Das, B. M., Walter, H., Gilbert, K., Lindenberg, P., Malhotra, K. C., Mukherjee, B. N., Deka, R., & Chakraborty, R. (1987). Genetic variation of five blood group polymorphisms in ten populations of Assam, India. International Journal of Anthropology, 2(4), 325-340. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02443992