Zygosity, placental membranes and Weinberg's rule in a Danish consecutive twin series.

@article{Husby1991ZygosityPM,
  title={Zygosity, placental membranes and Weinberg's rule in a Danish consecutive twin series.},
  author={H Husby and Niels Vilstrup Holm and Anne Benedicte Gernow and Sten Grove Thomsen and Kirsten Kock and Hanne G{\"u}rtler},
  journal={Acta geneticae medicae et gemellologiae},
  year={1991},
  volume={40 2},
  pages={147-52}
}
The usual assumption that monochorionic twins are monozygotic has recently been questioned, based on blood group discordance in 3 of 12 monochorionic pairs. Therefore, this study evaluates the validity of zygosity diagnosis based on examination of placental membranes, and at the same time evaluates Weinberg's differential rule in a Danish consecutive twin series. All twin pairs, 265 like-sexed and 87 unlike-sexed pairs, born at Odense University Hospital, Denmark, from 1 January 1980 through 31… CONTINUE READING

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