The genetic polymorphism of eight red cell antigenic systems was examined in two population samples from Cantabria (north Spain). No significant differences were found between the autochthonous and the resident populations. The results obtained are compared with those for other populations in the north of Spain. The low frequency of the B allele of the ABO system and the high frequency of the ‘cde’ haplotype of the Rh system in the Cantabrian and Asturian population suggests that the anthropological characteristics of these two systems, which hitherto have been attributed to the Basques, also apply to the western neighbouring regions.
Dra. R. Calvct, Sección Medicina Legal, Dpto. Fisiología y Farmacología, Facultad de, Medicina, Universidad de Cantabria, Cardenal Herrera Oria, s/n, E-39011 Santander (Spain)
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Human Heredity (International Journal of Human and Medical Genetics)
Vol. 42, No. 2, Year 1992 (Cover Date: 1992)
Journal Editor: Devoto M. (Philadelphia, Pa.)
ISSN: 0001–5652 (Print), eISSN: 1423–0062 (Online)
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