Russian Journal of Genetics

, Volume 39, Issue 11, pp 1334–1342

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

  • P. Sh. Asadova
  • Yu. V. Shneider
  • I. N. Shilnikova
  • O. V. Zhukova
Article

DOI: 10.1023/B:RUGE.0000004149.62114.92

Cite this article as:
Asadova, P.S., Shneider, Y.V., Shilnikova, I.N. et al. Russian Journal of Genetics (2003) 39: 1334. doi:10.1023/B:RUGE.0000004149.62114.92

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.

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© MAIK “Nauka/Interperiodica” 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Sh. Asadova
    • 1
  • Yu. V. Shneider
    • 1
  • I. N. Shilnikova
    • 1
  • O. V. Zhukova
    • 1
  1. 1.Vavilov Institute of General GeneticsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia