Is the “Habsburg jaw” related to inbreeding?

  title={Is the “Habsburg jaw” related to inbreeding?},
  author={Rom{\'a}n Vilas and Francisco C. Ceballos and Laila Al-Soufi and Ra{\'u}l Gonz{\'a}lez-Garc{\'i}a and Carlos Moreno and M. Moreno and Laura Villanueva and Luis Ruiz and J. C. Nunez Mateos and David Gonz{\'a}lez and Jennifer Ruiz and Aitor Cinza and Florencio Gil Monje and Gonzalo {\'A}lvarez},
  journal={Annals of Human Biology},
  pages={553 - 561}
Abstract Background: The “Habsburg jaw” has long been associated with inbreeding due to the high prevalence of consanguineous marriages in the Habsburg dynasty. However, it is thought that mandibular prognathism (MP) is under the influence of a dominant major gene. Aim: To investigate the relationship between the “Habsburg jaw” and the pedigree-based inbreeding coefficient (F) as a relative measure of genome homozygosity. Subjects and methods: The degree of MP and maxillary deficiency (MD) of… Expand
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