Original Research Article
Mode of inheritance of dermatoglyphic pattern intensity index on fingers in five Indian populations: A comparative study between individual trait and its factor
Article first published online: 21 APR 2006
Copyright © 2006 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
American Journal of Human Biology
Volume 18, Issue 3, pages 377–386, May/June 2006
How to Cite
Karmakar, B., Yakovenko, K. and Kobyliansky, E. (2006), Mode of inheritance of dermatoglyphic pattern intensity index on fingers in five Indian populations: A comparative study between individual trait and its factor. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 18: 377–386. doi: 10.1002/ajhb.20501
- Issue published online: 21 APR 2006
- Article first published online: 21 APR 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 10 JAN 2006
- Manuscript Revised: 15 DEC 2005
- Manuscript Received: 16 MAY 2005
- Foundation of International Postgraduate Training, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
Our previous study (Karmakar et al. 2005 Ann. Hum. Biol. 32:445–468) was on 500 pedigrees of five different populations, with factor 1 comprising quantitative finger dermatoglyphics (including pattern intensity index, PII) and factor 1 controlled by major genes. The present results of a complex segregation analysis of the individual trait PII of the same five populations were compared with previous results to ascertain the extent of variation between individual trait PII and its factor (factor 1) with respect to mode of inheritance. The comparative findings are very similar in five populations, irrespective of different ethnic groups. This result suggests that the variability of their biological relevance is influenced by the same genetic component, thus representing a similar mode of inheritance with major gene involvement in all populations. Am. J. Hum. Biol. 18:377–386, 2006. © 2006 Wiley-Liss, Inc.