Population genetic study in ten endogamous groups of West Bengal, India.

B. N. Mukherjee, H. Walter, K. C. Malhotra, Ranajit Chakraborty, P. Sauber, S. Banerjee, M. Roy

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Abstract

Ten endogamous population groups of West Bengal (India)--Rabhas, Garos, Mechs, Rajbanshis, Jalia Kaibartas, Bagdis, Lodhas, Mundas, Brahmins, Vaidyas--have been typed for twelve polymorphic systems: ABO, Gm, Km, Hp, Cp, Tf, Alb, Hb, aP, EsD, AK and PGM1. The results are compared with those obtained on other Indian populations. Serological and anthropometric data, which have been included into population comparisons, reveal a considerable genetic variability of the groups under study. This variability is obviously connected with the population history of West Bengal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-254
Number of pages16
JournalAnthropologischer Anzeiger; Bericht über die biologisch-anthropologische Literatur
Volume45
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1987

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    Mukherjee, B. N., Walter, H., Malhotra, K. C., Chakraborty, R., Sauber, P., Banerjee, S., & Roy, M. (1987). Population genetic study in ten endogamous groups of West Bengal, India. Anthropologischer Anzeiger; Bericht über die biologisch-anthropologische Literatur, 45(3), 239-254.