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Genetika. 1989 Oct;25(10):1854-60.

[Genetic geography of inherited dimorphism of ear wax by its consistency].

[Article in Russian]


Data on cerumen types were collected in three population groups of Pamir mountain region. The observed frequencies of dominant w and recessive d alleles which determine wet and dry types of ear wax are equal, accordingly: in Khuf population (Western Pamir) to 0.6603 and 0.3397; in Pastkhuff population (Western Pamir) to 0.6078 and 0.3922; in Kirghizes of Central Pamir to 0.3606 and 0.6394. We present data on cerumen types in 23 populations of the USSR also. The world information on distribution cerumen types was summed up (over 80 populations). No connection of gene frequencies of cerumen with natural abiotic factors of environment was revealed. Strong correlation of the genes described with mongoloid peculiarities was established: epicanthus r = 0.718, the haplotype Gmz, a, b, 0, 3, 5, s, t (Gm(1, 11, 13, 15, 16) r = 0.522.

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