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Inbreeding in the state of Karnataka, South India

Radha Rama Devi, A., Rao, N.A. and Bittles, A.H. (1982) Inbreeding in the state of Karnataka, South India. 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
Publisher: Karger AG
Copyright: © 1982 S. Karger AG
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