Khmers of Cambodia: A comparative genetic study of the populations of Southeast Asia

  title={Khmers of Cambodia: A comparative genetic study of the populations of Southeast Asia},
  author={Surinder Singh Papiha and Sarabjit S Mastana and N. Singh and D. F. Roberts},
  journal={American Journal of Human Biology},
A sample of the Khmer population from Cambodia has been examined for 30 single‐gene characters (10 blood groups and 20 serum and red cell systems). A locus‐by‐locus comparison suggests that the Khmers differ significantly in several systems from the populations of Eastern India and China. There is remarkable heterogeneity among their geographical neighbors. To elucidate the genetic relationship of the Khmer, genetic data were collected from various published and unpublished sources, and… 

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