Variability of the Rh system in a central Pyrenean population (Aran Valley).

R. M. Nogues, M. P. Aluja, A. Malgosa, J. Mas

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This work describes the results of a survey on the Rhesus system carried out in the autochthonous population of Aran Valley, a small and rather isolated region on the Northern side of the Central Pyrenees. Also, a comparison is made with other geographically and historically related populations in order to discuss the data in terms of the historical origin of this population. The data obtained shows a good agreement between observed and expected values in Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. The Aranese population also reveals some peculiarities concerning some haplotypes. The comparison with European and non European Mediterranean populations shows a clear genetic distance from Basque populations, and a relative proximity with presumably Celtic ones.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-108
JournalGene geography : a computerized bulletin on human gene frequencies
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992


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