, Volume 27, Issue 2, pp 129–136

On the distribution of some genetic markers in Libya


  • H. Walter
    • Department of BiologyUniversity of Bremen
  • A. Arndt-Hanser
    • Blood Transfusion CenterUniversity Clinics of Mainz
  • M. -A. Raffa
    • Blood Transfusion CenterUniversity Clinics of Mainz
  • B. Gumbel
    • Institute of Legal Medicine
Original Investigations

DOI: 10.1007/BF00273327

Cite this article as:
Walter, H., Arndt-Hanser, A., Raffa, M.-. et al. Hum Genet (1975) 27: 129. doi:10.1007/BF00273327


On a sample of N=169 nonrelated blood donors from Libya several blood group, serum protein group and enzyme group frequencies are within the range of those of other Caucasoid populations. However, the frequencies of cDe, Jka, Fyc, Hp1, Gc1, aPb and AK1 show some greater differences and seem to indicate certain Negroid influence on the genetic composition of our Libyan sample. This assumption is conceivable considering the racial history of Libya.

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