May 1, 1977

The blood groups and other heriditary blood factors of Yemenite and Kurdish Jews

Annals of Human Biology
D TillsG Garrard

Abstract

Blood specimens collected fro Yemenite and Kurdish Jews living in Israel were tested for 11 blood group systems 5 plasma protein systems and 9 systems of red-cell enzymes. The results of these tests were combined with those of tests on other Yemenite and Kurdish Jews, reported by Godber et al. (1973), the total data sorted according to the place of origin of the subjects or their parents in the Yemen Arab Republic and Kurdistan respectively. Gene frequencies were calculated for each of the local populations so defined. It is confirmed that the Yemenite Jews show a close relationship to the Yemenite Arabs, but those from the southern part of the Yemen Arab Republic have a higher frequency of African marker genes than those in the north. The Habbanite Jews have a similar rather high frequency of African genes (Bonné et al., 1970). The Kurdish Jews from Iran and northern-western Iraq show a moderate genetic resemblance to the indigenous Kurds of Iran, while those from south-eastern Iraq differ considerably, especially in their low frequency of A1, high B, high CDe (R1) and low cde (r).

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Enzymes, antithrombotic
Medical Genetics Specialty
Transferrin C
Serum Proteins
Plasma Protein Assay
Haptoglobins
Plasma Proteins
Enzymes for Treatment of Wounds and Ulcers
Genetic Equilibrium

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