Antitrypsin and Gc polymorphisms in some populations of Congo: an unusual, highly frequent mutant, PI S *, in Bateke and Babenga
Source: Annals of Human Biology, Volume 13, Number 3, Number 3/May-June 1986 , pp. 267-271(5)
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Abstract:Four population samples from Congo (Beti and Bateke from Cuvette area, Bateke and Babenga from `Pool' area) were typed for the electrophoretic mutants of protease inhibitor (PI) and group-specific component (Gc), as part of a general survey on the genetic structure of these ethnic groups. An unusual PI mutant (tentatively called PI S *) had a singularly high frequency in the Bateke and the Babenga. Data shown here will help in ascertaining whether genetic differentiation could exist in Congolese populations.
Document Type: Research article
Affiliations: 1: Istituto di Medicina Legale e delle Assicurazioni, Universita' Cattolica del S. Cuore, Roma 2: Dipartimento di Biologia animale e dell'uomo (Cattedra di Antropologia), Universita `La Sapienza', Roma
Publication date: 1986-05-01