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Russian Journal of Genetics

, Volume 39, Issue 11, pp 1334-1342

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Genetic Structure of Iranian-Speaking Populations from Azerbaijan Inferred from the Frequencies of Immunological and Biochemical Gene Markers

  • P. Sh. AsadovaAffiliated withVavilov Institute of General Genetics, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • , Yu. V. ShneiderAffiliated withVavilov Institute of General Genetics, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • , I. N. ShilnikovaAffiliated withVavilov Institute of General Genetics, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • , O. V. ZhukovaAffiliated withVavilov Institute of General Genetics, Russian Academy of Sciences

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Abstract

The data on the genetic studies of Iranian-speaking populations from Azerbaijan (Talyshs and Tats) are presented. In these populations gene frequency distributions for the immunological (AB0, MN, Rhesus-D, -C, -E, P, Lewis, and Kell-Chellano) and biochemical (HP, GC, C′3, TF, 6PGD, GLO1, ESD, ACP1, and PGM1) gene markers were determined. Comparison of the genetic structure of the populations examined with the other Iranian-speaking populations (Persians and Kurds from Iran, Ossetins, and Tajiks) and Azerbaijanis showed that Iranian-speaking populations from Azerbaijan were more close to Azerbaijanis, than to Iranian-speaking populations inhabiting other world regions.