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Inbreeding in the State of Karnataka, South India

Devi, Radha Rama and Rao, Appaji N and Bittles, AH (1982) Inbreeding in the State of Karnataka, South India. In: Human Heredity, 32 (1). pp. 8-10.

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The inbreeding patterns and coefficient of inbreeding (F) of 3,350 new-borns in Bangalore, Karnataka were determined. A total of 29.24% were born of consanguineous marriages, F = 0.02313. Inbreeding was most common among the Hindus: 23.56% of their marriages were uncle-niece, F for the group was 0.02670.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Human Heredity
Publisher: S. Karger AG
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to S. Karger AG.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2009 05:36
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2009 05:36
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/22494

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