Distribution of Rhesus Blood Group System in the French Basques: A Reappraisal Using the Allele-Specific Primers PCR Method

  title={Distribution of Rhesus Blood Group System in the French Basques: A Reappraisal Using the Allele-Specific Primers PCR Method},
  author={Mhammed Touinssi and Jacques Chiaroni and Anna Degioanni and Philippe de Micco and Olivier Dutour and Fr{\'e}deric Bauduer},
  journal={Human Heredity},
  pages={69 - 72}
Objectives: To determine for the first time using PCR the distribution of Rhesus (Rh) blood group in French Basques and compare these results with those obtained by serology in the same sample and in the historical series from various Basque subgroups. Methods: Rh polymorphism was determined in a sample of 127 autochthonous French Basques using allele-specific primers (ASP) PCR and traditional serological technique. Statistical comparisons were performed between both techniques and with the… 

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