Genetic and environmental influence on the asymmetry of dermatoglyphic traits.

@article{Pechenkina2000GeneticAE,
  title={Genetic and environmental influence on the asymmetry of dermatoglyphic traits.},
  author={Ekaterina Pechenkina and Robert A. Benfer and G G Vershoubskaya and Andrey I. Kozlov},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={2000},
  volume={111 4},
  pages={531-43}
}
Fluctuating asymmetry (FA) is defined as random deviations from bilateral symmetry of the body. Thus, its magnitude is often used to evaluate developmental homeostasis. In this study we evaluate the following hypotheses: 1) FA of dermatoglyphic traits has a significant genetic component; 2) prenatal maternal environment (PME) has a significant effect on the FA of dermatoglyphic traits in developmentally healthy individuals; and 3) genetic or environmental factors affect FA on organismal or… CONTINUE READING

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