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The Daghestan gene pool: Interethnic and intraethnic differentiation of eight aboriginal ethnic groups: Analysis based on data on the AB0 erythrocyte antigen systems

  • M. O. Radzhabov
  • I. A. Mamaev
  • I. A. Shamov
  • D. G. Gasaev
  • Yu. V. Shneider
Human Genetics

Abstract

Analysis of the genetic variation of eight aboriginal Daghestan ethnic groups based on data on the AB0 and Rhesus blood groups has been carried out in a total sample of 18348 subjects. The degree of genetic differentiation (G ST) and the levels of intraethnic (H S) and interethnic (H T) variations of Daghestan ethnic groups have been estimated at two hierarchical levels of the population system. Prevalence of intraethnic diversity over interethnic one has been found in Daghestan populations. The parameters of subdivision of Daghestan populations were compared with those for the populations of all other regions of the Caucasus and the Pamir. The population subdivision of ethnic groups of Daghestan and other regions of the Caucasus is lower than that of Pamir ethnic groups.

Keywords

Ethnic Group Genetic Differentiation Gene Pool Population System Genetic Diversity Parameter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. O. Radzhabov
    • 1
  • I. A. Mamaev
    • 2
  • I. A. Shamov
    • 3
  • D. G. Gasaev
    • 4
  • Yu. V. Shneider
    • 5
  1. 1.Daghestan State UniversityMakhachkalaRussia
  2. 2.Ministry of Health of the Republic of DaghestanMakhachkalaRussia
  3. 3.Daghestan State Medical AcademyMakhachkalaRussia
  4. 4.Daghestan Republican Central Clinical HospitalMakhachkalaRussia
  5. 5.Vavilov Institute of General GeneticsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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