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HLA and mate selection


HLA types of the partners in 1017 couples were determined. It appeared that there was statistically significant occurrence of like types more frequently than predicted by chance. The existence of ethnic or racial groups with characteristically different frequencies of the HLA types might explain the result.

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Rosenberg, L.T., Cooperman, D. & Payn, R. HLA and mate selection. Immunogenetics 17, 89–93 (1983).

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  • Racial Group
  • Mate Selection
  • Significant Occurrence