Is the “Habsburg jaw” related to inbreeding?

  title={Is the “Habsburg jaw” related to inbreeding?},
  author={R. Vilas and F. Ceballos and Laila Al-Soufi and R. Gonz{\'a}lez-Garc{\'i}a and C. Moreno and M. Moreno and L. Villanueva and L. Ruiz and J. Mateos and D. Gonz{\'a}lez and Jennifer Ruiz and A. Cinza and F. Monje and G. {\'A}lvarez},
  journal={Annals of Human Biology},
  pages={553 - 561}
  • R. Vilas, F. Ceballos, +11 authors G. Álvarez
  • Published 2019
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Annals of Human Biology
  • 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… CONTINUE READING

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