Genetic Aspects of Artificial Insemination

  • Jean Frezal
  • M. Briard


It is possible to identify three groups of characteristics which are under the control of genetic factors whose prevalences are shown in Table 1. The first group is that of monofactorial characteristics obeying Mendel’s laws. Mc Kusick recently collected 1364 known and 1447 probable examples in the latest edition of his catalogue published in 1978(Table 2) .1


Cystic Fibrosis Congenital Malformation Spina Bifida Muscular Atrophy Artificial Insemination 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean Frezal
    • 1
  • M. Briard
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinique de Genetique MedicaleHôpital des Enfants MaladesParisFrance

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