Russian Journal of Genetics

, Volume 51, Issue 10, pp 1020–1025 | Cite as

Population and genetic characteristics of Abazins in Karachay-Cherkessia (marital migrations and surname frequency distribution)

  • G. I. El’chinova
  • M. M. Shakmanov
  • Yu. A. Revazova
  • R. A. Zinchenko
Human Genetics


Within the framework of a complex medical population genetic study of the population of Karachay-Cherkessia, the standard population genetic characteristics for Abazins were calculated and analyzed: the endogamy index (no more than 0.60), Barrai’s parameters (I r = 0.0070, ν = 0.0131, α = 143.5, H = 8.09, R = 39.65), ethnic assortativeness A (from 0.84 in the Kubina aul to 3.58 in Cherkessk), estimates of Malécot’s isolation by distance parameters (σ is not more than 80 km, a is 0.001–0.003, b is around 0.01), and values of random inbreeding (0.0018).


Abazins endogamy isolation by distance random and local inbreeding distribution of surnames 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. I. El’chinova
    • 1
  • M. M. Shakmanov
    • 2
  • Yu. A. Revazova
    • 3
  • R. A. Zinchenko
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Research Center for Medical GeneticsMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Ust-Dzheguta Central Regional HospitalUst-DzhegutaRussia
  3. 3.Erisman Federal Scientific Center of HygieneFederal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare of the Russian FederationMytishchi, Moscow oblastRussia
  4. 4.Department of Molecular and Cell GeneticsPirogov Russian National Research Medical UniversityMoscowRussia

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