Journal of Genetics

, Volume 57, Issue 2–3, pp 230–243 | Cite as

Hypertrichosis of the pinna of the human ear, Y-linked pedigrees

  • K. R. Dronameraju


Inheritance ofHypertrichosis pinnae auris is investigated in twoBrahman and oneAryakshatriya pedigrees from Andhra Pradesh. The mode of inheritance is compatible with the hypothesis that the character is Y-linked. The age of onset seems to be in late puberty. The improbability of alternative hypotheses is considered. About 6% of an unselected sample of 345 adult males in Andhra Pradesh were found to show such hypertrichosis.


Alsc Klinefelter Syndrome Hypertrichosis Padma Unselected Sample 
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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1960

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. R. Dronameraju
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  1. 1.Indian Statistical InstituteCalcutta-35India

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