Behavior Genetics

, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 343–347 | Cite as

Inbreeding depression and intelligence quotient among north Indian children

  • Badaruddoza
  • Mohammad Afzal
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Abstract

This study presents the assessment of inbreeding depression on the intelligence quotient among north Indian Muslim Children of school age. The Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-R)-74 was given to the children in both groups (50 each non-inbred and inbred of the first-cousin status), aged 6 to 11 years and from the same socio-economic status. The change of the mean follows genetic theory; however, the nature of the change in variance seems to be somewhat different.

Key Words

Inbreeding depression WISC-R intelligence quotient first cousins 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Badaruddoza
    • 1
  • Mohammad Afzal
    • 1
  1. 1.Section of Genetics, Department of ZoologyAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia

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