Polynesian origins and affinities: globin gene variants in eastern Polynesia.

Abstract

Analysis of copy number variants of the duplicated alpha-, zeta-, and gamma-globin genes in eastern Polynesians revealed a high frequency of both triplicated-zeta-gene chromosomes and a specific alpha thalassemia deletion. This deletion and a novel restriction-enzyme-site polymorphism associated with a zeta zeta zeta chromosome are found only in Melanesians… (More)

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@article{Hill1987PolynesianOA, title={Polynesian origins and affinities: globin gene variants in eastern Polynesia.}, author={Adrian V S Hill and Bernardina Gentile and J M Bonnardot and J. Roux and David J. Weatherall and Jenny Clegg}, journal={American journal of human genetics}, year={1987}, volume={40 5}, pages={453-63} }